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JAMES PARKER PARMENTER G. ANDREWS MORIARTY, Je. 

EDMUND DANA BARBOUR JOHN WALLACE SUTER 

HOSEA STARR BALLOU ALFRED JOHNSON 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1916 
COL. ALBERT HARRISON HOYT, A.M. 

By Hon. Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, Mass. 

Albert Harrison Hoyt, a life member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, for some twenty years a member of its Board 
of Directors,* and during the years 1868-1875 Editor of the Register, 
died in Boston, Mass., 10 June 1915, in the eighty-ninth year of his 
age. He was born at Sandwich, N. H., 6 December 1826, the fifth 
child and fourth son of Rev. Benjamin Ray and Lucinda (Freeman) 
Hoyt, and was named for the two sons of Mrs. Daniel Hoyt, who was 
present at his birth. 

The family name of Hoyt is of Old German or Dutch or possibly 
of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is spelled in some thirty or forty different 
ways. It is apparently one of those surnames that are derived from 
personal peculiarities or characteristics. The noun hoit in the north 
of England meant ''an awkward, ill-bred youth; " in eastern England 
the expression hoit-a-poit implied ''assuming airs of importance 
unsuitable to years or station;" in Lancaster hoit was used for "a 
large stick," and in Bucks for "a newt." The verb to hoit meant to 
indulge in riotous and noisy mirth, while the adjectives hoity-toity and 
hity-tity mean "thoughtless, haughty, gay, and noisy." In the 
present age the family is known as Hoyt, Hoit, Haight, or Hight, and 
is in excellent repute, t 

On account of missing records it is impossible to state definitely 
the early generations in the line of descent of Colonel Hoyt from the 
first New England ancestor of this family. There are, however, 
strong probabilities that his great-great-grandfather, Benjamin 
Hoyt, was a son of Ephraim^ and Hannah (Godfrey) Hoyt of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., a grandson of Thomas^ and Mary (Brown) t Hoyt, and a 
great-grandson of John^ and Frances Hoyt, who were original settlers 
of SaHsbury, Mass., about 1640 and of Amesbury, Mass., about 1642. 

Benjamin^ Hoyt, the great-great-grandfather of Albert Harrison 
Hoyt, was born 7 June 1702 (?), was living at Ipswich, Mass., in 
1727-1729, and about 1742 removed to Shrewsbury, Mass., where he 
died before May 1760. He married first, at Ipswich, 11 November 

* The governing board of the Society prior to 1889. 
t Cf. The Hoyt Family, 1871, pp. 246-248, 282-283. 
t She was a daughter of William Brown of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. 

VOL. LXX. 1 



4 Albert Harrison Hoyt [Jan. 

1726, Katherine Baker, who died at Ipswich 2 February 1735/6; 
secondly, about 1739, Widow Joanna Battin; and thirdly, about 

1752, Susanna . He was a blacksmith and husbandman, and 

is placed at the head of the Worcester County branch of the Hoyt 
family. 

His son, Benjamin^ Hoyt, was born at Ipswich 20 December 1727, 
and died at Princeton, Mass., about 1802 or 1803. He married first, 
about 1746, Eunice Ray, who was born at Marlborough, Mass., 27 
January 1728/9, and died at Hubbardston, Mass., 3 January 1771, 
daughter of Abel of Marlborough; and secondly, 21 April 1771, Mrs. 
Mary (Warren) Stearns, widow of Dea. Benjamin of Rutland, Mass., 
formerly of Lexington, Mass. She died at Princeton 8 February 
1799. Benjamin Hoyt, who in deeds is generally styled yeoman, 
went about 1750-1760 to the territory now comprised in the town of 
Hubbardston, where he settled on Great Farms, No. 15. He was 
chosen selectman and assessor of Hubbardston at the first town 
meeting there, 3 July 1767, and was re-elected in 1768 and 1769. In 
1772 he was again elected assessor, and often served as collector and 
constable and on important town committees. He was enrolled as 
the second member of the Hubbardston church, after its organiza- 
tion, 10 March 1771, and continued to live at Hubbardston until 
1779. From 1780 until his death he lived at Princeton, where he 
was taxed from 1791 to 1799. 

The grandparents of Colonel Hoyt were Benjamin^ Hoyt- of New 
Braintree, Mass., and of Craftsbury, Vt., who was born at Hubbards- 
ton 11 December 1761 and died at Craftsbury 29 October 1843, and 
Lydia Joslyn, who died at Craftsbury 22 April 1850, daughter of 
Benjamin of Marlborough and New Braintree and a descendant of 
Henry Joslyn, who came from England as one of the stewards of 
Capt. John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges. They were married 
in 1788, and were possessed of more than ordinary strength of mind 
and character. 

Rev. Benjamin Ray^ Hoyt, the father of Colonel Hoyt, was born 
at New Braintree 6 January 1789, and died at Salem, N. H., 3 Octo- 
ber 1872. He removed with his parents to Craftsbury in 1795. He 
was ordained a deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1811 and 
an elder in 1814. He was a preacher continuously in various parts of 
New England from 1807 to 1855, his first station being at Needham, 
Mass., in 1807. He was in Boston and Charlestown, Mass., in 1819 
and 1820. For about twenty years he was presiding elder, and was 
chosen several times as a delegate to the quadrennial sessions of the 
general conference of his church. From 1855 until 1870 he Hved on 
his farm in Windham, N. H., and after that, until his death, resided 
in Salem, N. H. He was a man of robust frame, and was noted for 
his powers of endurance; a thorough student in theology and Biblical 
literature, and beloved for his Christian excellence, cordial manners, 
quiet humor, and warm affections. He was one of the founders of 
Wesley an University, Middletown, Conn., and for a long period was 
a member of its Board of Trustees. He was also a trustee of the 
seminary in Newbury, Vt. He married, in December 1812, Lucinda 
Freeman, who was born 23 December 1793 and died in Cincinnati, 



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Ohio, 19 July 1883, daughter of Thomas, Jr., and Rebecca (Swift) of 
Barnard, Vt. Thomas Freeman was a descendant of Edmund Free- 
man, who came to Saugus, Mass., in 1635, and removed to Sand- 
wich, a man of large family and a prominent citizen of the Plymouth 
Colony. Rebecca Swift belonged to the Swift family of Rochester, 
Mass. 

Colonel Hoyt had four brothers and three sisters. Of these, 
Benjamin Thomas Hoyt, the third child and second son of his parents, 
was born in Boston 18 October 1820, and died at Greencastle, Ind., 
24 May 1867. After graduating at Wesley an University in 1846 he 
taught in the high schools at Middletown, Conn., 1846-1849, and 
Chelsea, Mass., 1849-1852. He was principal of the Lawrenceburg 
(Ind.) Institute, 1852-1856, president of the Indiana Female College 
at Indianapolis, 1856-1858, professor of Latin in Asbury University 
(now De Pauw University) , Greencastle, 1858-1863, and professor of 
Belles Lettres in the same institution from 1863 until his death from 
overwork in 1867. He was a model teacher and professor, and was 
active in the promotion of education and in the improvement of the 
conmion school system of Indiana, making public addresses for this 
purpose. He was equally prominent in the church and as superin- 
tendent of the Sunday school. He married, 23 August 1853, Emeline 
Lewis of Boston, who died 25 June 1893. Another brother of Colonel 
Hoyt was Rev. Francis Southack Hoyt, the fourth child and third 
son of his parents, who was born in Lyndon, Vt., 5 November 1822. 
Graduating at Wesley an University in 1844, he devoted his life to 
teaching. For about a year he kept a select school at Norwich, 
Conn. Later he was principal of the Springfield (Vt.) Academy and 
of the Newbury (Vt.) Seminary, and in 1848 became connected with 
the Institute at Newark, N. J. In 1850, under appointment from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, he removed to Oregon, where he 
was principal of the Salem Seminary (later incorporated as a college) 
until 1861. Then he accepted the Chrisman Professorship of Biblical 
Theology and Literature in the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 
Ohio. 

Albert Harrison Hoyt studied at the Newbury (Vt.) Seminary and, 
entering Wesleyan University, received the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts from that institution in 1850, and the degree of Master of Arts 
in 1854. The honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred on 
him by Dartmouth College in 1878. His college fraternity was the 
Psi Upsilon. He began the study of law in Portsmouth, N. H., in 
1852, and was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1856. In- 
terested in the public school system, he was appointed by Gov. Noah 
Martin of New Hampshire school commissioner for Rockingham 
County, 1852-53, and he was clerk of the courts for the same county, 
1853-1856. In 1857 the United States Secretary of the Interior 
appointed him pension agent at Portsmouth. From 1857 to 1862 he 
practised his profession, holding the office of city solicitor of Ports- 
mouth from 1857 to 1859. 

During the Civil War, by nomination of President Lincoln, he 
served as paymaster in the United States Army from 1862 until his 
discharge on 20 July 1866. He ranked as major, and was on the 



6 Albert Harrison Hoyt [Jan. 

General Staff of the Army by appointment of the President. In 
November 1865 he was bre vetted a lieutenant-colonel of Volunteers, 
United States Army, for '^ faithful and meritorious service," and was 
placed in charge of the final payments to discharged New England 
regiments. His disbursements in the field and in hospitals were 
millions of dollars; and when his accounts were settled in 1872 the 
Treasurer of the United States sent to him a check for $6.60 as his 
due. He was a very popular paymaster on account of his sympathy 
for the soldiers and his laborious aid in arranging their pay rolls and 
in providing for their prompt payment. One incident in his service 
as paymaster is well worth relating here. 

The TweKth Connecticut Regiment, under command of Col. 
Henry C. Deming of Hartford, the orator, w^as stationed in Louisiana 
and had not been paid for a long time, the families of some of the 
soldiers being in pressing need. At Colonel Hoyt's request the regi- 
ment was assigned to him. Learning one evening that this regiment 
was to stop over night at Brashear City, he appUed to the chief 
quartermaster for transportation over the New Orleans and Ope- 
lousas Railroad. A special train was obtained for this city, some 
eighty miles from New Orleans. On reaching Lafourche, some fifty- 
two miles from the starting point, the train was stopped, as the bridge 
over the bayou had been burned a short tune previously by the Con- 
federates. As no reply was made to a telegram to Brashear City for 
a train, Colonel Hoyt arranged for a flatboat and hand car. After 
crossing the stream the car was carried up a steep, high bank to the 
railroad track, and on it was placed the black-walnut chest containing 
$75,000. When the hand car had traversed about half of the re- 
maining distance, it came into such violent collision with a flat car 
that the latter passed completely over the hand car and injured one 
man. The Government cash box was broken into several pieces and 
the money was scattered on the track. After it had been gathered 
up, the car proceeded to its destination, and the next morning more 
than $60,000 was paid to the soldiers, the accounts of the paymaster, 
when balanced, being only fifty cents short. 

From 1866 to 1877 Colonel Hoyt resided in Boston, holding during 
the years 1867-1869 the position of chief treasurer of the National 
Railroad Transportation Company of Boston and devoting much 
time to studies in the field of literature and to the editing of biogra- 
phies. On 1 August 1866 he was elected a resident member of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, and on 30 September 
1868 became a life member. At the time of his death he w^as fourth 
on the list of the oldest active members of the Society. He was a 
member of the Board of Directors of the Society during the years 
1869-1889, a member of the Committee on Publications for the 
years 1868-1877 and 1889-1890, and Editor of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for the years 1868-1875. 
He also edited a portion of the third volume and the entire fourth 
volume of the '^ Memorial Biographies" published by the Society. 
During the years 1868-1874 he was a member of the Register Club, 
an association formed to guarantee the continuance of the publication 
of the Register. He was always active and alert in promoting the 



1916] Albert Harrison Hoyt 7 

welfare of the Society, with pen and voice doing all that he could in 
its behalf and seeking by every means in his power to increase its 
membership and influence. He was a generous contributor to the 
Library of the Society, in 1913 giving 51 volumes, 720 pamphlets, 
and 5 miscellaneous articles relating to American biography, gene- 
alogy, and history. In the counsels of the Society he was a safe 
adviser, as he possessed excellent business judgment. 

In 1877 Colonel Hoyt accepted the professorship of History and 
English Literature in the Bartholomew English and Classical School 
(founded by his brother-in-law, George K. Bartholomew, who had 
married, 23 May 1864, his sister, Ellen Josephine) at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, where he remained until' 1882, when he returned to Boston. 
On 7 September 1887 he joined the clerical force of the United States 
Subtreasury in Boston, retaining his connection with this office until 
his death. 

In addition to his membership in the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Colonel Hoyt accepted resident membership 
in the American Antiquarian Society (1875) and in the American 
Philological Association (1875), corporate membership in the His- 
torical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (1877), which was changed 
later (1882) into corresponding membership, and honorary member- 
ship in the New Hampshire Historical Society (1867), in the Nashua 
(N. H.) Historical Society (1874), and in the New Hampshire Anti- 
quarian Society (1877). He was made also a corresponding member 
of the New Orleans Academy of Sciences (1869), the Western Reserve 
Historical Society (1870), the New York Genealogical and Biographi- 
cal Society (1870), the Historical Society of Delaware (1873), the 
Rhode Island Historical Society (1873), the Maine Historical Society 
(1874), the Virginia Historical Society (1875), the Maryland His- 
torical Society (1875), the Maine Genealogical and Biographical 
Society (1876), and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1877). 
He became a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 
1873, the Literary Club of Cincinnati in 1877, the Webster Historical 
Society in 1883, and the National Geographic Society in 1912. He 
belonged also to the Fraternity of Masons. 

Colonel Hoyt was fond of the Bible, Shakspere, and the best of 
classic and English literature, and he was a fluent and ready writer. 
Among his compilations worthy of note are *'A Sketch of the Life of 
Hon. Joshua Henshaw, with Brief Notices of Other Members of the 
Henshaw Family,"* ''Necrology of New England Colleges for the 
Academic Year ending in 1868,'' a memoir entitled ''William Plumer, 
Senior,"t a biographical sketch entitled "The Rev. Thomas Bradbury 
Chandler, D.D., 1726-1790,"J "Pepperrell Papers, with Sketches of 
Lt. Gen. the Honorable James St. Clair, and Admiral Sir Charles 
Knowles, Bart.,"§ "Daniel Peirce, of Newbury, Mass., 1638-1677, 
and his Descendants," || "Brief History of the Register," H "Donations 

* Printed in Register, vol. 22, pp. 10^115 (April 1868). 
t Printed in Register, vol. 25, pp. 1-10 (January 1871). 

t Printed in Register, vol. 27, pp. 227-236 (July 1873). Dr. Chandler was rector 
of St. John's Church, Elizabethtown, N. J., 1751-1790. 

§ Printed in Register, vol. 28, pp. 451-466 (October 1874). 
II Printed in Register, vol. 29, pp. 273-281 (July 1875). 
t Printed in Register, vol. 30, pp. 184-188 (April 1876). 



8 Albert Harrison Hoyt [Jan. 

to the People of Boston suffering under the Port-Bill/'* ^^ Notes, 
Historical and Bibliographical, on the Laws of New Hampshire/' 
Worcester, 1876, ''The Name 'Columbia,'"! and "Letters of Sir 
WilUam Pepperell, Bart." He also edited, with notes, "Extracts 
from the Journal of Capt. Francis Goelet, Merchant, relating to 
Boston, Salem, Marblehead, etc.," and "Capt. Francis Champer- 
nowne, the Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and Other Historical Papers, 
by Charles Wesley Tuttle, Esq., Ph.D.," Boston, 1889. He was a 
contributor to the Western Christian Advocate, and addressed some 
of his relatives with letters written in the Latin, Greek, French, 
ItaUan, and Spanish languages. 

He claimed to be entirely free from the ties of political party, and 
supported only such candidates as he deemed most fitted for political 
honors. In his religious views he was very strict. He was a com- 
municant of St. Paul's Church (now St. Paul's Cathedral), Boston, 
and a charter member of the Episcopalian Club of Boston. 

He married, 28 June 1860, Sarah Frances Green of Elizabeth, N. J., 
a most estimable companion, who died in Boston 15 June 1893. 
Their only child, Francis WarlDurton Hoyt, was born in Portsmouth, 
N. H., 8 September 1861, and died 31 March 1862. 

By reason of his height and straight, commanding figure, coupled 
with a sharp, piercing eye that sought the truth. Colonel Hoyt was 
a marked personality. If he had devoted himself to the law, he 
would have been a fifie examiner of witnesses, a great advocate, and 
a safe judge on the bench. His ideals for life were the best; and with 
his kindly sympathetic nature he was the true friend of man, bird, 
and beast. He loved nature, and loved to be with it in its various 
forms of life. 

His death was sudden; for, after performing his customary duties 
at the Subtreasury, he made a call in the evening in Cambridge. On 
his way to his home he was attacked with heart failure and removed 
to the Boston City Hospital, where he died in about fifteen minutes. 
The funeral services were held in St. Paul's Cathedral, Boston, on the 
morning of 15 June 1915, the Rev. Edmund Swett Rousmaniere, D.D., 
Dean of the Cathedral, and the Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton 
Eaton, D.C.L., being the officiating clergymen. The casket was 
draped with the American flag, and the services, attended by Colonel 
Hoyt's associates and friends, were dignified and simple, as he would 
have desired them to be. The interment was in the family lot at 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

Of Colonel Hoyt one has said, in the words of Pope : 

" ... yet friend to truth! Of soul sincere, 
In action faithful, and in honour clear; 
Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, 
Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend." 

* Printed in Register, vol. 30, pp. 373-380 (July 1876). 
t Printed in Register, vol. 40, pp. 310-313 (July 1886). 



1916] Diary of James Parker 9 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A.B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Continued from vol. 69, page 308] 

[1791, January] 

1 Lovey Francis at my house 

4 Harris, Jam, & Sam^i Hazen sot off for the Academy at Amherst I gave 
him 12 Dollars 

10 John Campbell & wife at my house. 
13 I sent my Boy to John Longley School 

21 W*^ Gowen fetched my Cow home.- 

22 Mr Steward fixed my Clock. 

31 I went to Pattersons in ye Evening & see a poppet Show, Two Negro ws 
there 

[February] 

3 I went to Pattersons & my wife M'"^ Whitney Egertons & others there to 

supper. 
7 John Parker mended Shoes for me I went to Westons for him to see his 

House. Docf Longley begun to keep school, s E'i* 

12 Leonard Keep Col^ HaskeU & others at my House. 
18 Daniel Francis Came to work for me in y® afternoon 

21 I went to Harvard with M^ Whiteny & Docf Longley to see Bowes 
Whitney's School. 

22 Lovey & Hen^ went to Jonathan Davises Wedigf Old M*" Stephen Holden 
Departed this Life 

24 I went to the funeral of old Step^ H. 
26 I Let 4 sheep to Mathew Clerk. 

[March] 

2 Jam Came from Amherst Academy & others 

11 the hogs eat part of a sheep. 

16 I went to Weston with Colton & John Parker they agreed for his farm 
I Bought 10 Sheep of S^ Weston for 10 DoUars in Cash. 

17 I wrote a Bond for Colton & Weston. 

18 I mended fence on Parker farm| 

31 was Fast Throughout this Commonwealth Weston at my House at Super. 

[April] 

6 Old Elijah Wildes cut his throat, I went to see him at evening. 

7 I went to Westons with Capt Osgood & Peter Colton & John Parker in ye 
afternoon I went to the funeral of Wildes. 

8 I went to Andover to see M'* Steavens I Stayed all Night I wrote a Bond 
paid him 50 Dollars in Cash 

11 I ploughed at Parker farm. 

13 I Carted Stone at Parker farm &c Pratt moved off & Kallcy Came on 

25 Benj^ Priest came to work for me. we worked at my Wilson farm. 
Laying wall. 

28 Mr Ingalls Bragg Came to my house Broght me a Deed from Mr Steavens 
of Andover of John Parkers Farm. 

* South End. 

t He married Sally Francis of Lunenburg. 

X The John Parker farm. 



10 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

[May] 

4 I went with Kallcy to see the bounds round my lot by Dickersons. 

10 Town meeting I moderated it the pews sold I bid off the first to myself 

£13: 13^ the second to Wallace Little Two 6:19 each. John Patterson 

6: 10^ Jonas Par* one £6: 16 
13 Jam & Priest begun ye Walls next to Days land 
17 I layd wall between Day & I, Abner Mitchell helped me 

[June] 

3 I drawed lumber for my house. 

8 I drawed some timber for my house. 

9 I begun to hew ice in ye afternoon. 
13 Callcy raised y® Pound. 

24 I begun to fraim my high house Stimson helped me. 

28 I finished fraiming & raised my Upper part of my house I had a number 
of good hands. Cumings wife at my house. 

29 I boarding & shingling 

[July] 

1 I boarding my house. 

2 I & Jam boarding my house I almost finished 

4 I finished boarding. 

[August] 

1 Got my watch at Stuarts paid him in Cash. 

5 I went to John Parks 

6 I went to Parks & so round. 

10 We was at work on y^ House. 

12 I went to Luneningburgh got 10| Doz of Glass at Scotts 7 lb puttey some 
lOd Nails 

16 Eb^ Smith came to work on my Chimney I tended him 
19 Smith finished in y^ morning and went off. 

22 Chaplin puled down my fence by Step° Holdens & so left it 

23 I put up some fence Chaplin puled Down 

24 I worked on my House with Marshall. 

[September] 

4 I at meeting my Daughter Egerton Delivered of a Sonf this Morning 

5 I making a floom for my swamp. 

8 I went to hear Pratt & Kallcy arbatration 
28 Abner Mitchell moved into my Wilson house. 

30 I set off for Boston after Sunrise I rode to Charles river Bridge before two 
o Clock in ye afternoon warm &c I went to Boston left my State notes with 
M^ Appleton I slept at Duffs Farm 

[October] 

13 I went to Grot on Muster a Great Number of Spect^^. 

25 Marshall & David Came to work lathing my Chambers I worked with 
them. 

27 Larthing & plastering 

28 Larthing & plastering 

30 I at Meeting | ye Day A Number Brown, Flagg, & M. Ritter.J 

[November] 

1 Marshall plasturing 

2 Marshall finished all off. 

* Jonas Parker. 

t John Dexter Egerton. 

X Moses Ritter. 



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1916] Diary of James Parker 11 

5 I went to the funeral of the Wid. Goulds Child. 

12 AUis Messer went off from my house. I settled & paid her all off. 

23 the Girls went to M^ Whiteneys 

[December] 

5 I went to Luneningburgh after paint, to Wallis Littles Vendue. 
10 David Burkmer run from Benj° Egerton 
21 I went to Aron Woodbrees after my Desk. 

30 I had some Velvet Jacoat & Britches 

31 I went to Widow Stones & round 

[1792, January] 

2 I at ye mills in y^ afternoon I went to Capt Longleys met the ^Selectmen 
Paid for my pew ground & others paid. 

3 I turned my door 

4 I at mill in y® Evening I went to Jonas Parker's with my wife & others their 
had a set Down &c 

5 Hezekiah Patterson Married this afternoon had a Great weding* 

10 I went Cap* Harrises .... James Campbell bought his part. 

12 Egerton had a house warming no Capple or Marley there it Snowed at 

evening. 
18 I sleaded some oak logues to y^ mills I Bought 2 sheep of Israel Longley 

I took two home I had of W^ Longley I bought 2 Geese of S^ W^ It begun 

to Snow at Night a hideous storm 
20 I brook out with my team to y^ mills & others Great Drifts my team brook 

to y® meeting house and others. 
25 I went to rock woods t after some cloth for a great coat 

29 I at meeting I had a New Great Coat 

30 Some young folks at my house in Evening. 

31 I at home a rainy Day a house warming of the young folks warm & rainy 
at Egertons. 

[February] 

1 I at home another Set of young folks at Egertons from Lunenburg & Shirley 
house warming. 

4 Father Willard & Abel Phelps at my. 

5 I at meeting some young folks at meeting here from Harvard a fine Day. 
8 one Butrick at my house. 

14 I went to Shabbykin Lemuel Farnsworth. 

20 I had Cow [sic, ? Company] at my house M'^ Whitney, Patterson, Brown, 
Hartwell, Phelps, Jonas, Davis, Kallcy, and others with their wives &c &c 
a fine evening 

21 Jam & Benj» Warren went to Townsend with my team to Choap & Draw 
Board Logues of my land. 

25 John Parker made shoes at my house. 

29 I went to Westford ordenation Cap* Kallcy. with me & his wife in my 

slay Lovy & Henrietta a fine Day good slaying we Supt at M"^ Goohends 

Came home at Night. 

[March] 

1 I went to Pattersons at evening women there. 

7 I & Ward Safford went to New Ipswich after Linsed Oil Came back from 
New Ipswich after sun Dow a fine Day I got 10 gallons for myself 8 for 
Patterson & seven for Safford & I had a wheel from John Tarbells that 
Ames sent me Saturday. 

8 I went to fort pondj with Patterson fishing Jam & the Girls went to Hez» 

* He married Jane Hazen. 

t The mill was at what is now West Groton. 

t In North Lancaster. 



12 Diary of James Parser [Jan. 

Pattersons at Evening. 
9 I went to the funeral of Ezra Smiths wife* round by M^" Little &c. 

16 I let W«^ Flud 4 sheep. 

17 I begun to paint the outside of my house Jam Grinding paint &c Aaron 
Woodbree came & fixed my desk Deacon John Longley Departed this life. 

19 I went to the funeral of Deacon Longley a fine Day a number of people &c 

20 I went to my Dickinson Lott Round by the Store Mr Whitney & Patter- 
son Came & Dined with me I painted some on my house. 

26 I went to the Exebition to John Longleys school a Number of people there 
31 I Drawed off my pond went to ye meeting house to see y^ pew & building 

[April] 

4 I mended fence by Dickinsons the Men that made the new pews finished 

& stayed at my house all night I paid Leighton off. 
7 I rode my Colt y^ first time to y^ Meeting house. 

13 I painted some in y^ afternoon I went to Wilson Farm. 

14 I went to Parker barn sold W°^ Longley a jag of hay. 
16 in ye afternoon I went to Westons 

21 Let a Cow to Francis Goodridge. 
28 Abner piqued brush. 

30 I sewed some flax by yo, mill pond I mended some fence on ye hill Jam 
Holden helped & John Newall &c 

[May] 

3 I went to Westons & Toothakers. 

7 I at Town meeting &c went on the rode between Holden & Dickinson 

subscriptions for fence on the rode to Hezekiah Pattersons & Longley. 
10. I was planting Mills helped. 

18 I was painting Bezi Lock.f 

19 I was painting my house Lock helped me. 

20 I turned my oxen from hay to Grass. 

22 I at Town meeting in order to put in New officers in the MiUtia Solomon 
Pratt, Capt; John Walker, Leiut; and Tho» Whitney, Ens^ &c 

23 I went fo Ordenation to Harvard a Great multitude of people. 

[June] 

4 I met those conserning the Liberary at Whitneys store at evening 

30 Lock & I finished the painting the outside &c he worked 3 Days this week 

[July] 

7 I raked some hay Carted some John Parker farm I had a Cagg of rum 
Pattersons 

8 I my wife went to Doct^ Parkers meeting. 

9 I battened my Parker barn. 

10 Abner 's wife Mustered this Night 

31 I sold R^ Bathrick 24 sheep 

[August] 

9 I made a petition fence at my Parker farm. 

15 I made some Dams in my mowing. 

23 Training in ye afternoon Under officers put in 

[September] 

5 I went to Groton Muster, Lock working for me hewing timber for a hog 
Stye. 

7 I picked apels Lock went off, the band of Musick in Town. 

* Mrs. Abigail (Sheldon) (Bolton) Smith, 
t Bezaleel Lock. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 13 

111 went to Harvard Sociation and to see the Horspitual & those Enockla- 

tion.* 
22 I went to David Farwells &c round. 

25 I and my wife at Hezekiah Pattersons at Evening. 

26 I painting my Chambers 

27 I painting Ruth Warren working at my house. 

30 I at meeting fine weather nothing remarkable these Days Great numbers 
about in the Country Enockulated for the small pox 

[October] 

2 I was painting my Chambers Jam went to Muster Lancaster. 

3 I painted some a Muster Leominster. 

6 I painted my Entery. 

15 I went to Mills & roimd & Capt Kallcy put Up the old Gate &c 

16 I pooled Down my Shead at y^ Parker Barn & fetched it home &c 

17 I carried 60 yards of Cloth to Cap* Harris to full & fix &c young folk at 
my house this afternoon & evening &c 

19 I raised my shead I Jam & Lock. 

20 I worked at my shead Lock went a hunting squarrils. 

25 I went to Warners Carried Cloth Jam & others hunting squarrils &c 

26 I boarding my shead. 

[November] 

2 I went Town meeting Chusing Rep^^ the leting M^* Whitneys wood, school 
wood, painting meeting house, &c the libary Society meet I paid 6 Dol as a 
proprietor & others Buisniss. 

5 I went to Nat^ Keazers after syder. 

7 I worked at the Burrying yard § Day. 

12 I Begin to fraim my wood house. 

13 I carried NatW Weston a yoke home. 

15 I raised my wood-house. 

16 I had a tooth pooled by Doct^ Hartwell 

27 I went to Wallis Little's Cort with Stephen Holden at Cap<^ Longleys a 
great Number of People at it. 

28 I Boarded my wood house. 

[December] 

1 I went to Townsend paid James Giles for sawing 1293 feet of Boards. 

3 I at Longleys & Whitneys store, Vendue of a 2/3 Pew deacon Ivorys 

8 I at home David Wilson Choped wood for me by y® mill pond. 
10 I went to Nathan Adamses & John Tarbells & round 

12 I at Pattersons I swoped hats with Wilds gave him Boot £0: 18 

18 I sot off for Boston Patterson & I rode to Charlestown put Up at Robinses 

19 I went into Boston Bought silk for two Gounds I took out some Notes 
bought a Number of Articles I Came to Colo Munroes Stayed all Night 
IJ' Sam" Rockwood with me. 

20 I came home. 

24 I papered my east room the Girls helped me. 

29 I went to the funeral of Ebenezer Pratts wife & Child. 

31 I went to Pratts, David Farwells & round by Pattersons 

[1793, January] 

1 I went to Pattersons a Number of people there & the widow C^^ 

8 I at Jonas Parkers at Evening a Number there he made an Entertainment. 

9 I Blooded myself in ye hand. 

Ill went to Groton stayed all Night at my Brother Phinehas Parkers 

* Inoculation for smallpox. 



14 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

12 I went round with him to see a piece of land at Capt Sawtells farm he bid 
off at Vendue. 

13 I went to Phinehas Parkers this evening 

14 I traded with Phinehas Parker for half his lot of Land, I at town meeting 
in ye afternoon a Number of Articles. 

23 I sot off for Boston I rode to Charlestown to Robins 

24 I in Boston Chief of ye Day I saw an Ox rosted whole & Carried about 
Town by 14 horses as a Day of rejoicing in regard of the french Republick- 
ing government. I Bought some articles came to Con^.* 

25 I came whome 

26 John Parker Making shoes at my house. 

28 Jam begun his school a Lancaster 

29 I went to North End & round John Tarbell in a bad box for Stolen goods, 
Samp Woods & Capt Smith taking up Money in his 

30 I went to Groton & heard the tryal of Capt Warren & others viz Stephen 
Warren John Lawrence one Shott 

[February] 

3 I at Meeting a fine Day my wife Jam & Girls at Harvard meeting 

4 I at Boozest Exebition at the meeting house a Number of People there 

5 Jam keeping school. 

15 I went to Blakes after Coffee pot 

20 LoyJ & Hena went to Jonas Parkers at Night 

25 I went to Edward Richards & round Very icy. 

27 I about home I went to Israel W^ my girls went to Dwights & others 
Abel Phelps & Daniel Willard & wives Came to my house & stayed all night. 

[March] 

6 I went to James Dick°§ & round. 

8 Jam came & ointed [?] Daniel David & Moody &c 

10 I at meeting Jonathan Atherton pubhshed|| 

11 Jam went off to his school. 

14 I at the funeral of Phinehas Parker Mother 

16 I swoped Bridles with Cap* Pratt. 

18 Daniel Francis Came to spht Pine wood 

23 I at the funeral of Jonas Holden Jam finished his school at Lancaster 

[April] 

1 I was breaking up at John Parker farm. 

3 I Negro Jackson helped me make fence by y® Mill pond. 

9 I came up to Concord Cort Stayed all Day tended as a witness for WaUis 
Little a Great Number of People. 

10 attended Cort I came whome at Evening & others 

21 Benja Egerton had his third son Christened Call^ his Name Arthur 

23 I & John Ivory agreed for my Cattle to run up y^ Meadow this Season 
Mr Frost at my house paid me 20 Dollars I sent him. 

24 I went to Groton Got a writ to rest a Cow from Phineas Holden took an 
Execution against Silvanus Smith. 

26 I at Gowings I met Maj'" Moors & took my Cow from Holdins y® Same Day. 

[May] 

8 I met Dickinson & Staked 5 Dollers in Mr Whitnys hands to abide 

9 I went to Wilson farm & Measured it with Mr Whitney & Dickinson. 
Ill kilHng Cattipillars 

* Concord. 

t Nicholas Bowes Whitney. 

j Love Parker. 

I James Dickinson. 

II He married 17 Mar. 1793 Rhoda Heald. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 15 

14 I at Whitney store to see E. Smith 

17 I at Wilson Farm with Mr Whitney & L* Rock wood Measuring my Farm 

18 I at Wilson farm settling ye bounds with Dickerson & Mr Whitney 

23 I went to Groton pealing bark with four hands viz Abel Longley Daniel 
KaUcy & Jam & Daniel I met Phinehas & Toyland [?] I gave Majr Moors 
Ex° against S^ Smith. 

[June] 

4 I worked at the highway toward the meeting house Jam my oxen Cart & 
plough & Daniel 

6 I went to John Howard & round after wool. 

13 I had a ox of Peabody* this Day. 

14 In ye afternoon I went to the funeral of Ezra Smith. 

17 Benja Egerton Moved his family to Lancaster Jam helped him 

18 I was clearing on ye plane below D^f with 3 Negrows 3 rode to Nat' 
Earns worth. 

24 I went to Lancaster Selebration of the Free Masons Jam Lovy & Hen® 
a number from Shirley went Mr Emerson Preached, a fine Day. 

[July] 

16 I sot off for Boston I rode to Charlestown by 3 Clock. 

17 I Came to Commencement Came to Co'i Roes Stayed all night. 

18 I Came home fine weather &c Bows Whitney took his Digree 

30 I went to my pasture by James Dickinsons & put in Some wells for my 
Cattle to Drink out of. 

[August] 

8 I went to Groton my Mother. 

14 I went to Littleton as an Evidence against Stephen Robbins Stayed all 
Night 

25 I at meeting, went to the funeral Asa Smith. 

[September] 

2 I at Town Meeting .... after meeting Ezra Smith Stuff Sold at 
Vendue I bought Chane, hoop, Table, bed sted, hand Irons, & Old iron 

4 I at the funeral of Esther Richards| 

13 Saley Egerton came to my house. 

16 I at Libery meeting & approbation meeting. 

21 I went to the funeral of John Longley, Mills & wife Diging potatoes at 
Parker farm. 

26 I went over Dehorty farm &c round Comings & wife Came to my house & 
Stayed 

28 People wonderfully bad colds throgh out the Country 

[October] 

2 I Jam made Syder at Daniel Livermores 

3 Prescott at my house Lovy & Henny went to Groton & round 

5 I went to Groton to see Col^ Prescott about his building a mill 

7 I sent a Load of Boards to Concord 1220 by Jam to Reuben Brown for a 
Saddle. 

9 I went to Ordanation Lancaster Jam Hene* & Rhoda went, I supt at Benja 
Egertons. 

Ill went to the funeral of Capt Harris I at Pattersons at Evening. 

14 I Went to Boston to the funeral of Governor Handcock a Very Great 
parade a Great number of Spectators I stayed at Robinsons in Charles- 
town 

22 I went round the Dehougherty farm with M^ Whitney 

* Thomas Peabody. 

t I.e., dam. 

% Daughter of Mitchell Richards. 



16 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

[November] 

26 I at Wallis Littles & Nathan Smiths 

29 Jam Carted a Load of wood of Dehy farm for M'" Nichols 

[December] 

4 Mitchel R^ 

5 I went to the funeral of Mitchel Richards. 

13 at Evening at the Vendue of the wood of the South School. 
31 I at Cap* Longleys an arbebration Between John Holdin & Adams of 
Boston a number of Evendances & others. 

[1795,* January] 

1 I went to Town meeting voted in a little piece of land to the rode of James 

Dickinson 
3 I got my mare shod before Jam & Daniel came whome. 

5 John Parker making shoes, Daniel at Tilton School 

8 I bought part of the thirds of M'^ J Ivory paid her some Cash 
10 I sold my oxen to Patterson, & bought his puteron house.f 

17 Jam & Daniel Come home from their Schools. 

19 Jam & Daniel went to their schools 

20 John Woods Came to my house & Stayed all night 
22 I went to my Smith farm after a load of hay 

27 Phineas Came to my house & Staj^ed all night girls went to Hazens. 

[February] 

1 I at home all day Bows preached. 

2 I at home not very well I bhstered my arms. 

7 I at home Jam & Daniel Came from their school 

9 the South School Ended. 

13 I sent my Children to Bowes Whiteney School & he refused teaching them, 
I wrote him about it. 

16 agreed for my children to go to private school 

19 was Thanksgiving throgh the Union on a contribution for the Town of 
Boston a Number of young people at my house & at Egertons this Evening 

21 I at home Jam from his School Daniel at School to Tilton Vacation this 
week at the AcademyJ 

28 Jam Came home from his School very poorly headache 

[March] 

1 Docf^ Longley Came to Jam & blooded him. 

2 I at Town meeting. I stayed & had a frolic at night & others 

9 Jam begun his school again in y® afternoon I at y^ Store met the Com^^ 
in order to see about taking off Moody Chase§ & others School Com*®® meet. 

14 Jam finished his school at the North End of Shirley & Came home. 

18 I sold & weighed Nicholas Campbell Some hay & Bolton had 7 hundred 
Layd off. 

20 I at the widow Campbells to look of her lot of land 

21 I went to y^ widow Campbells & bought with Patterson 15 acres of land. 

30 John Newell Came to my house to live 

31 Messer & Spofford at my house. 

[April] 

6 I at Town Meeting Kallcy got his rode voted in. 

8 the Vacation begun Daniel Came home. 

* The almanac containing Parker's diary for 1794 has not been found. 

t Owned by William and Prudence Deputron. 

X Groton Academy. 

§ He lived in the part of Shirley that is now Ayer. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 17 

10 I was with Joseph & Calvin Longley Dividing their farm. 
14 I went to the funeral of R. Francis. 
22 I at the raising of Asa Longleys barn 

30 My mare folded in ye barn tied up. 

[May] 

2 I went to the raising of Thomas Whiteneys barn. 

9 I went to Harvard to Little Harrises 

12 L* Brooks & Ammi Harrington at my house. 

21 I went to Boltons farm &c round by my pastures 

[June] 

4 John Henry fetched me 2 loads of boards. 

10 I made wall on my Wilson farm by ye Great rode & mended fence. 

[July] 

4 at the funeral of Israel Longleys wife. 

6 a heavy shower thunder & lightning Groton meeting house struck & hm*t. 

7 I at Groton fetched home Daniels Books 

14 I went to Boston I bought 29 yd Black Cloth Silk for gound & other 
articles 

15 I at Commencement &c &c 

18 I begun to reap at the Smith Lot W^ Bolton helped Jam & Boys &c 
29 W°^ Bolton mowed for me at Smith Farm 

31 McKinzay* at my house making me a Coat & wescoat I paid him for his 
service in Cash. 

[August] 

1 Phineas Parker & Oliver Fletcher Came to my house. 
9 I at meeting | ye Day I Wore a new suit of black. 

11 Abner Pierce helped me mow. 

22 Deacon Hale Came to notify me to go to Pepperell on a Complaint of 
Joshua Longley I went. 

[September] 

15 I at the funeral of Sally Ivory 

19 I Jam John David & my 4 Cattle Cart worked at the rode by Kallcyes. 

[October] 

1 Jam went to Groton trooping Girls to J Egertons Quilting. 

2 I at the North End Jam & boys Diging potatoes I had a bad fall of my 
horse. 

14 I went to the raising Dehorty House. 

21 Exbition at Groton Jam went I at home & at Abel Longleys &c I 
finished making Syder I made 33 barrels or more. 

26 I set off for Cambridge Cort I went to Jacksons & Camb^ & put up at 
Mrs Moors &c. 

27 Cort came on 

28 Joshua Longley Kallcy Page & Egerton sworn before the Gr<i Jury I had 
Mr Whitney & Patterson 

29 they was aquited and came home. 

30 I came home from Cambridge at Sundown 

[November] 

14 I & Jam helped J Ivory draw his cooper shop with my team & wheels. 

18 I dug a dreen between my house & barn. 

24 I went to Groton after my mother. I fetched her on my horse. 

* Roderick McKenzey. 



18 Diary of James Parker [Jan, 

[December] 

24 I at the funeral of Hezek^ Patterson the snow all Gone. 

25 at night I went to the Store Na^ Smith & J® Page met for an Arbration but 
they Settled the matter themselves & treated. 

29 I cleared at the Smith lot Jam, John, & Bolton 

30 I settled wdth W"^ Bolton 

[1796, January] 

1 I at Pattersons at night a number there. 

4 I went to Boston M^ Whitney John Ivory went I at the Great play. 

11 Jam begun his school at Harvard Daniel Still at Groton Academy. 

12 Company at my house at Night. 

26 Mathew Clarke bought my Slay. 

28 I went to Wallis Littles house warming thirty odd at the same place. 

31 I at meeting Jonas Livermore* & Josiah Bailey t Ware pubhshed. 

[February] 

2 I went to Phinehas Peabodys got a new ax & one upset. 
23 I at Phinehas Peabodys Vendue. 

25 Phinehas Parker & wife & Daughter at my house. 

• [March] 

2 Thomas WJ & Henne went to Lunenburgh. 

5 Jam finished his school at Harvard & Came home. 

6 I at Town meeting I had a dispute with Kallcy. 

13 I at meeting Bows preached. 

17 I at Josiah Baileys weding at Capt Hazens a great number of people 
very cold Icy & bad slaying 6 out of my family. 

29 Jonas Livermore Married my Peabody [illegible] 

[AprU] 

17 I at meeting | day Sam^i Hazen Jr & Lovy Parker married in ye meeting 
house a Great number of people at meeting 

22 I mended fence on my Ozgood pasture 
25 Old Richardson moved out of my house. 
25 I at M^- Dunns. 

28 I went to training to Chuse Militia officers Thomas Whitny, Capt; Jam 
Parker, Lt; Jam Walker, En^; had a fine drink. 

[May] 

3 I at Townsend trooping & training. 

4 I at home Samii Hazen Jr Moved my daughter Lovy from my house Capt 
Hazen moved &c 

17 in ye afternoon I at Patterson Vendue. I boght a number of artitles. 

[June] 

3 In ye afternoon we all helped Capt Hazen draw his barn in part 

4 in ye afternoon we finished drawing Hazen barn. 

7 I at S Hazens at Dinner & Spent the afternoon 

8 I at the funeral of M'' Dunn 

18 I at Richardsons to quit [?] his Son W°^, Daniel & Lawrence & Bond Came 
from the academy & Stayed all Night & Day. 

23 I was laying Barn floor. 

24 McKinzay at work for Jam. Masons met at Lancaster Heny went to 
Egr & overset. 

25 I layd a scaffold flour in my Barn. 

* He married 26 Mar. 1796 Polly Kelsey. 

t He married 17 Mar. 1796 Peggy Little Hazen. 

X Thomas Whitney, who married Henrietta Parker. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 19 

27 Tho^ Whitney Jam Parker & James Walker went to Papperell with their 
Militia Commissions 

[July] 

8 I agreed with Ritter* to get Part of my Smith lot 

18 Warren Wilson Abner Pierce by y® mill pond. 

[August] 

10 I begun to mow at Mulpus lot. 

16 M^Kinzey making Jam Regemintals. 

25 I got very much hurt by the fall of a limb from a tree. 

[September] 

8 we ditched at horse pond brook. 

17 Reuben Cumings & wife at my house. 

19 training Foster brought home my Colt it run away ye same night. 

20 I went to Lunenburgh after it. 

28 I at Muster at Groton a Great Number of Soldiers at my house to break- 
fast this Morning. 

[October] 

1 I went Bryant & Writters. 
5 Girls went to Walkers frolick 

9 no meeting at Shirley Mr W. poorly 

17 Col Prescott at my house went to Widow Campbells to acknowledge deed 
& widow Ivorys also took deed, went on the plain below Dickinson and 
Measured off about an acre of Land for me & saw the fence Walker & 
others cut down ye 7 or 8 my fence cut down by horse pond & Walkers. 

19 I went to Groton Vandue of Sam^i Farrowsf & round. 
31 I drawed stone Layd wall by horse pond where Walker cut down my fence 
Levi Farnsworth helped, a considerable of a snow this night & cold &c. 

[November] 

12 I cut & carted posts for E. Dodge 

18 John Holdin at my house. 

[December] 

1 I at Lancaster at vendue W°^ Bolzes I bought some sheep 

8 we worked on my Campbell lot choaping board logs & sawing. 

16 I at Lunenb^ at Scotts Vendue Company at my house at night. 

19 I at Pattersons I swoped stears with Haynes. 

22 I at mills Jam sleaded wood for M^^ M^Loud & M"^ Ivory & a number 
of others. 

23 I at Lancaster & ye girls Very Cold good slaying Bezillea Lock & wife 
Came to my house. 

24 I at my Parker house. 

25 Lock & wife went into my Parker house. 

26 I Let Israel Willard my Bools Jam begun his school at the South end Mr 
Whitney had a great Town meeting for more salary. 

28 I sleaded wood for widow Parker 

29 I at John Campbells & round. 

31 I went to Walkers bought Cows & left them with him & so the war ends 
all well. &c. 

[1797, January] 

3 I about home Maj^ Wilder & wife at my house & all my children. 
7 Jackson & others at my house. 

* Thomas Ritter. 
t Samuel Farrar. 

VOL. LXX. 2 



20 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

9 nevir no colder to my knowledge I at funeral of John Pattersons child.* 
16 I at the funeral of Israel Longleys child. f 

21 I at John Simonds to see Leighton. 

[February] 

3 I at harvard Father Willards wife & girls. 
7 I at W"^ Floyds to look his farm. 
9 I at Lunenburgh Vendue I bought Case of draws. 

13 I went to Groton a free Mason meeting the 1st time, a meeting of the 
troopers to chuse officers &c they did nothing to stand. 

15 I Whitney Patterson Adams & Hazen & wives at my house at evening. 

16 I bought a plough scythes & ax widow CampbuU &c &c Lieut John 
Patterson wife & children moved from Shirley to Lunenburgh. 

17 I fetched 2 sheep from widow Campbells I gave one to Lovey. 

21 Simeon Harrington & Oilman at my house. 

22 I had turkey of Procter sold him hat &c. 

27 I at the stoor I went to see Patterson agreed with him for his farm in part 
on the forfeiture of 5^ &c. 

[March] 

1 I meet Patterson he agreed to pay me 5^ for not standing the bargain I 
went to Batshelders Vandue a great number of People I rode my gray colt. 

3 I made a Bee house. 

7 I at home John & David fetched a swarm of bees from Groton I had of I 
Foster. 

13 I at Pratts & round to mill &c. 

15 I at M^ Littles with Jonas Parker. 

16 I at home, my wife at B. Egertons, a number of people at my house. 

17 M^Kinzey at my house made me a blue coat 
21 I at my south lot with Burt. 

23 I at the funeral Levi FarnsworthJ child. 
25 I had a book case Lock made me. 

[April] 

1 I mended my fence in the afternoon I & Jam drew a house for old Joseph 
Farnsworth &c. 

3 I at Town meeting; Nath^ Day brought Transcrip of a rode Lay^ out by 
my Land by Wilson farm part of the way. 

4 I at the fimeral of Abel Holdin. I at M'' Littles to sign his will. 

7 I at funeral of Hannah Farnsworth. § I at Walkers & round. 
9 I at the funeral of Robert Richardson. (Sunday) 

16 I was hewing timber for my house. 

20 I at mill Solomon Willard drove my cows home. 

21 Phinehas Parker at my house. I at M'^ Littles Doctr Parker pre^. 

22 I went to Groton settled with Lt Lawrence paid him off Daniels bond. 
25 I at Thom Hazens raising. || 

[May] 

2 I at Sam^ Dickinsons & round. 

8 Lock & I began to fraim my house. 

13 I at the raising of Th^ Whitneys house.l 

17 I made my garden Lock finished fraiming. 

* Harriet Patterson, aged 1 year, 
t Lucy Longley, born in 1789. 
% Jonas Farnsworth, born 27 June 1795. 
§ Hannah, daughter of Levi Farnsworth, died 5 April. 

[I The house now owned and occupied by Sydney S. Horton, Esq., Lancaster Road, 
Shirley. 
^ At Shirley Centre. 



1916] Diary oj James Parker 21 

23 I at Stone raising mills. 

26 I stript my old house & raised a new part a fine day had 10 hands.* 

27 boarded said house in part. 

29 boarding my house Lock helped. 

[June] 

1 I moved my horse Stabels & others I layed a Wager with Sam^i Walker of 
2 dollars in regard of my fence. 

6 I worked at the highways My team Daniel & David & Moody. 

7 I went to Townsend & Walkers to see the show & round. 
9 I at work on my house. 

12 I at work on my house I went to Leonard Farwells at night to meet S. J. 

13 I worked on my house I begun to plough on my great plane by the old 
seller hole with my own team. 

18 no preaching I went to Sam" Hazens Lovey poorly; she got to bed at 
2 Clock in ye morning 19 day 

20 I at the funeral of John Patterson. 

[July] 

11 Still haying Daniel came from Groton & went back to M"* Chaplins. 

12 I met old Walker to See about fence 

13 Jam went to Joshua Longleys mill raising. 

17 I went to Groton to M'^ Chaplins after Daniel. 

20 I & Daniel set off for Cambridge landed there at 12 Clock Went into 
Boston through Charlestown & to Cambridge &c put up at W°^ Mannisf 
in Cambridge all day he called on the 

22 I saw the Elephant Daniel Dismissed at sunset and we came to Lexington 

stayed all night came home on Sunday. 
31 Daniel went to Groton to study with M"^ Chaplin 

[August] 
7 I at Philemon Browns. 
9 Jam & Whityl & Henry at Groton free Mason 

14 Lock begun again at my house. 

28 I took a coppy of Joshua Longley of the road lay^ through my land. I 
moved a piece of fence by Days. 

29 I begun to strip my Parker Barn put in new beam, board it &c. 

30 boarding barn begun to shingle. 

31 I shingling my Parker barn. 

[September] 

2 I finished shingling my s^ Barn. 

6 I at Sam" Hazens Trooping he treated the troop & some others well, went 

to the field meet a Company of Indons. 
16 I worked at the highways mov<i Kallcys fence myself 4 oxen Jam John 

Daniel David & Moodj^ Cart & tools Some rain toward night worked 

hard. Drawed logues for larth. 

19 I went to Concord to prove M^" Littles will all day. 

21 I was ploughing at Wilson lot had W°^ Dunn oxen & my WiUard stears. 
25 Shirley Company Set off to Concord Muster. 

27 I at Fitchburg ordenation Daniel, Rhoda, Naby, & Jackson &c came 
home. 

[October] 

111 went to Raby§ Ordanation some rain I came back at 9 o clock & others. 

* This house is now owned and occupied by Miss Pamelia N. Parker, Valley Road, 
Shirley. 

t ? Mannison. 

j Thomas Whitney. 

§ Now Brookline, N. H. 



22 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

13 I at training, raised 13 minute men. Jam the officer S°^ Bryant Serjan* 
all turned out Volunturly. 

15 I at meeting Sam" Hazen carried out his son.* 
17 I at Groton at probate office Conserning W™ Littles will. 
20 I made a Chimney in my new Chamber E Smithf & boy Edward fixed 
my Clock. 

23 I layd a hearth in my chamber. 

31 Lock at work at my Chambers makeing doors &c. 

[November] 

1 I at work about my house lathing. &c. 

6 Lock finished my Chamber. 

10 E Smith & boy plastered my Chamber. 

14 I larthed some I killed my Doge soposed him to be bitten by mad Dog. 

15 larthed some dug my garden rutes. 

17 I at Walkers arbitration conserning Meeds & Pitts & others. 
22 I had a bad boyle on my hand. 

29 Jam set off for Newtown & Boston & Jonas. 

30 Was Thanksgiving through this State a fine clear day &c. Hazen & 
Lovey his wife at my [house]; my hand very sore those days. 

[December] 

7 M^ Pollard came to hire Daniel to teach school. 

12 I cleared on the mill pond, my stear which was bit by a mad dog I killed 
and buried hide and all he lived 29 days he in bad condition. 

13 I was at Col® Haskells At night to eat a stake &c. 

14 I at Ebenr Smiths. 

15 Smith plasturing my milk room | Day. 

18 Eb^ Smith finished my plasturing. 

19 I at Town meeting in order to see about setting the Chases| off to Shirley 
& Joshua Longley Bridge &c at Smiths I att the Store late at night &c. 

25 I went to Harvard with Daniel to his school & to his Quarters &c. We 
& Heney went to Groton a frolick. 

31 Jam went off this evening to Corkers to keep school. 

[1798, January] 

1 I and my wife went to Sam^i Hazen Jr had a set down spent the evening 
& others. 

3 I sleaded wood, Mr Whiteney at my house girls went to John Egertons 
froUck. 

6 Jam & Daniel came home on a visit from their schools. 

16 a very great thaw I round on the plains with Jo Farnsworth & Kallcy 
round by Garrishes &c. 

22 I at Abijah Reed Vendue of Cattle. 

28 I at meeting § day I was Chosen Dilg* to go with M"^ Whitney to M*" 
Muzeys Ordat">ii. 

[February] 

2 Benja Egerton & Sam^i Hazen & wives at my house & others. 

3 I at Smith barn. 

4 I at meeting Daniel & Penimans girls at my house. 

7 I at Batchelors Vendue. 

11 I at meeting ^ day Jam went to Luneng to begin his school. 

24 Daniel finished his school at Harvard. 

26 I at the stoor the singing master came to Shirley. 

* Samuel Hazen, Jr. 

t Ebenezer Smith. 

X The Chases, Moody and Samuel, lived on Simon Willard's "Nonacoicus Farm," 
and the tract for some years after this was part of Shirley. It was the contribution 
which Shirley made to the new town of Ayer. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 23 

[March] 

6 I at Town meeting — voted 250 Dollars to Joshua Longley New Bridge &c 
Keyes at work at my house. 

7 I at Campbells M^ Penniman at my house & wife Jam came home & 
others with him & had a frolick. 

J I at the store bought fresh fish tom cod. 

13 I at Nicholas Campbells & round. 

14 I bought Nicholas Campbells farm. 

15 I at Vandue at Col^ Haskells I bought a number of articles table, augurs, 
old iron &c. 

19 1 aprising widow Campbells farm with Ivory Wilds Butterfield & tinney.* 
&c. 

20 I & a number at Widow Campbells farm Hazen & others we finished 
prized at 40/ pr acre run the line between Sam'i Hazen & Campbell. 

21 I at Campbells see about a deed. 

26 I went Col^ Haskells after things I bot at Vandue. of the Widow Camp- 
bells sold by Ba — I took a deed of James Campbells farm. 

27 I at home let Aaron Brooks a Cow. 

28 I at Lunenburg with Nicholas Campb. 
30 Jam finished his School at Lunens. 

[April] 

4 At Garrishes S Ruggels had vandue I bought steel trap fox skin and 
other articles & paid. 

23 I sot off Daniel with me to Hanover we went to New Marlborough 
Stayed at — 

24 we went on to Cherymount Stayed at M^ Coocks. 

25 went on to Dartmouth arived at 2 O'Clock I went to the presidants. 
Daniel was examined & entered Colidge. this day I paid 16 dollars tuition 
money and left with M Noice 30 dollars more for Daniel in his hands 

I supt with the President then went & took lodgings &c I procured a 
Chist & a place for board & a room for Daniel and then sot off for home at 

II o clock I came to Hobarts put up. 

27 I came to New Marlborough put up. 

28 I came home by 8 o'clock. 

[May] 

1 J Weatherbee at my house we ware carting dung. 

3 I at Groton at the funeral of Lieut. Amos Lawrence, at my Mothers &c 

22 I at the funeral of Mother Willard my wife & Hen^ Rhoda & Aby had 
Garrish. 

27 I at meeting Leonard Egertonf published. 

28 I at the north I bought a yoke of large oxen of Luther Keezer. 

29 I took a cow & a calf from Olivir Tinneys. 

[June] 

3 I at the funeral of Shave t Mr W^ preached. 

4 I worked at the highways Frost bridge. 

20 I went round the Campbell farm M^ Campbell with me & showed me 
corners. 

21 Clearing on s^ farm. 

25 I at the raising Cap* Whitnys wood house. 

30 hilling corn & almost finished I at Campbells & round, very hot 
Garrishes horse & other matters sold at vandue last night. 

* Oliver Tenney. 

t He married 12 July Betsey Parker. 

% Edward Shave. 



24 Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, E.I. [Jan. 

[July] 
13 my girls went to see the Brid & Groom at old widow Littles. 
23 Deacon Joseph Willard came to aprise the damage on my mill pond piece. 
31 Got a load of hay of Egertons land I had for his flowing in my meadow at 
evening I went to Col^ Haskells he gone to goal at Worcester. 

[August] 

1 I went to Worcester to relieve Col° Haskell from prision. I stayed at 
Worcester all night. 

2 I settled with the Jaylor & took him out of Jayl & fetched him home.. 

12 I at meeting widow Parker* published. 

[September] 

10 I found 2 heffers dead in one hole in my Mulpus Meadow dead. 

17 Keyes came to make shoes at my house. 

20 Geni Goodin & others four shay at my house. 

[October] 

9 I drawed some logues for water course & water trough. 

10 I went to Muster at Groton a great number of people a fine day. 

11 Hen^ Capt Whitney went to Littleton & Jam at night. 

13 I sent Moody to Groton with Comings wife I went to Sam^i Hazens he had 
his water works finished off. 

18 I at the Shakers & round. 

23 Henery F^i came to boar my water Logues I fixed a fraim & we Begun. 

26 Henery finished boaring I paid him Cash for his work he went off. 

27 we finished putting them down, 
29 Jam & girls went to D wights. t 

[November] 

10 I at Garrishes vandue of his furniture I let about fifty dollars go to 

settle it. 
15 I sot out about 50 apple trees at my Parker farm. 
23 I at mills Egerton took P Garrish fur^. 

29 Was Thanksgiving a fine day Cap* Whitney at my house T Hazen & 
others at night tollerable good slaying. 

30 I at Shabbykin to see McLain sick fetched my chane from Saffords &c 
one lost when I worked at the rode. 

[December] 

8 I at the Store I rec^ a letter from Daniel by the hand of Tinney. 

18 I at the Stoor at Davises at the Vandue of Garrishes matters they were 

sold &c. 
23 Daniel came from Dartmouth Colidge. 
30 I at meeting | day Stephen LongleyJ was published. 

[To be continued] 



INSCRIPTIONS IN KICKEMUIT CEMETERY, WARREN, R.I. 

Communicated by Mrs. Susan E. Slade of Providence, R.I. 

The following inscriptions, 210 in number, have been copied from 
gravestones and monuments in Kickemuit Cemetery, on the bank 

* Elizabeth (Little), widow of Jonas Parker, was married to Benjamin Lawrence of 
Pepperell, Mass. 

t John Dwight, the grandfather of John Sullivan Dwight. 

X He married 17 Jan. 1799 Rhoda Parker, daughter of the diarist. 



1916] Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. 25 

of the Kickemuit River, in Warren, R.I., and are given verbatim , 
only the verses which are appended to some of the inscriptions being 
omitted. In the Register of October 1894 (vol. 48, pp. 442-443) 
the essential facts contained in 62 inscriptions in this burial ground 
were printed from a manuscript prepared in 1871 by the late Gen. 
Guy Mannering Fessenden of Warren, R.I., and presented by him 
to the NcAV England Historic Genealogical Society; but in Gen. 
Fessenden's list the deceased is described as ^'a. 30,'^ or ''a. 75,'^ as 
the case may be, although, as appears from the inscriptions printed 
below, the record on the stone may have stated that the deceased 
was in the 30th or in the 75th year of his age. The list made in 1871 
has been helpful in supplying a few words and figures that have 
disappeared or have become illegible since that time; and attention 
has been called in footnotes to other discrepancies between the two 
lists. Six inscriptions, found in the list of 1871, do not appear at all 
in the verbatim copy given below, and probably they have been lost 
or are no longer decipherable, owing to the lapse of nearly half a 
century.* 

In Memory of Edward son of Cap. Edward Anthony & hannah his wife who 

died July the 5 AD 1773 Aged 14 months & 11 days 
In Memory of M^^ Patience Baker late Wife of M Jeff Baker, Dec^ May y© 

4th 1762 In the 26^^ year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mary y^ Wife of Benjamin Barton died Novem^ ye 4th 1744 

in ye 37th year of her age 
In Memory of Ruth y® wife of WilHam Barton she Departed this Life Feb. 11*^ 

AD 1777 Aged 30 Years 8 Months & 16 Days 
Here lys y® Body of John Broocks Aged 50t Years Decased Novembr ye 22°^ 

in the yar of our Lord 1714 
Here lyes ye body of Tabitha Broocks aged 30 years Desesed November ye 

19 in the year of our Lord 1714 
In Memory of Cap* John Brown died 1752t in ye 78th year of his Age 
Here Ueth Nathan son of John & Lydia Brown died June ye 21^* [?] 1734 aged 

10 weeks. 
Patience Burr Daugh^ of Mr. Shubael & Betse Burr, who died Decemb^^ the 

2d 1768. Aged 1 Year, 7 Months, and 11, Days. 
In Memory of Sarah ye Daughter of M^^ Shubael & Betse Burr, who died 

Novbr ye Qth 1767, Aged 3 Years, 1 M & 23 D^. 
Sarah Burr Daugh*, of Mr Shubael and Betse Burr, who Dec^ Nov. the 20*^ 

1769 Aged 1 Year. 
Here lyeth interred ye body of Joseph Carpenter Aged 63 years & died Febru- 
ary ye 26 1713§ 
Here lyes ye body of Mary Carpenter ye wife of Joseph Carpenter Aged about 

59 years Died March ye 12[?] 1713 
Here lyeth the Body of Robert ye Son of Caleb Carr of James Town, dyed 

Octob. ye 12th 1722 in ye 40th year of his age 

* These six inscriptions appear as follows in the list of 1871: 

Cole. Capt. James. 

Cole. Lieut. Nehemiah d. May 22 1753 a. 44. 

Hall. John d. 1731 a. 28. 

Luther. Ebenezer d. Nov 19 1754 a. 74. 

Mason. Samuel d. March 3 1718 a. 59. 

Tewgood. Daniel d. Octo 8 1754 a. 16. 
t 52, according to Register, vol. 48, p. 442. 
% Apr. 23, 1752, according to Register, loc. cit. 
§ 1717, according to Register, loc. cit. 



26 Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemeteryj Warren, RJ. [Jan. 

In Memory of Robert Carr who died March y« 210* AD 1755 in ye 40*^ year 

of his Age 
Here lieth the Body of Sarah y^ Wife of William C[art]er* died April y^ 4^ 

1737 in ye 37*^ Year of her Age 
Ann A. Wife of John B. Champhn & Daughter of Edward Mason, Died 

Nov. 22, 1859, Aged 26 years, 9 mos. & 16 days. 
Mrs. EUza K. wife of William Champlin, & daughter of Daniel Phinney, 

died May 21, 1831 aged 29 years. 
In Memory of Abigail y^ Wife of M"* Silvester Child, and Daughter of Samuel 

Miller, Esq^, who died Octo'^ ye 31^* 1737t in ye 27<^ Year of her Age. 
Abigail Child Daughter of Coll. Sylvester Child and Mrs Abigail his Wife 

Deed August 18^^ AD 1752 in the 3^ Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Abigail Daug^* of Coll. Sylvester Child & Joanna his Wife 

Who died Nov. 29tii 1761. In ye 3^ Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Bethyah CHld late Wife of M"* Caleb Child, who died June the 

9th Dom. 1765. In the 59th Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Gardner, Son of Sylvester Child Esq^ and Mrs. Joanna his 

Wife, Who died Dec^ ye 21st ADom 1769. In the 9*^ Year of his Age. 
Here hes Inter'd ye Body of M^ James Child, Dec'd Feb^ ye 10th 1737/8 in 

ye 30 Year of his Age 
In Memory of Mrs. Joanna Child second wife of Col. Sylvester Child, Who 

departed this Life May 18, 1773, in the 40 Year of her Age. 
Here Ueth the Body of Margery the wife of John Child died Sep ye 12tii 1726 

in ye 54tti year of her age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Child third wife of Col. Sylvester Child, who 

departed this Life Aug: 11, 1774, in the 25*^^ Year of her age. 
In Memory of Abigail Cole, wife of Isaac Cole, Esq. Who died, Jan. 1, 1842. 

aged 71 years. 
In Memory of Col Andrew Cole he Died December 26*^ 1787t in ye 74*^ 

Year of his age 
Here Heth Benjamin ye Son of Joseph Cole & of Mary his wife died Jan. y« 

29tii 1730 aged 3 days 
In Memory of M'" Benjamin Cole Deceas<^ December ye 29^^ 1748 in ye 71^* 

Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Deacon Benjamin Cole who died April 1, 1794 in the 77th Year 

of his age 
Here Ueth the Body of Deborah ye Wife of Hugh Cole who died Novem ye 

7^^ 1721 [?]§ [Remainder of inscription hidden by the earth.] 
In Memory of Dorothy ye Wife of James Cole who died June 25*'^ 1759 in y® 

56*^ Year of her Age 
Here lyeth the Body of Ebenezer Cole aged 48 years and dyed September 4^ 

1719 
In Memory of Mr. Edward Cole, Deed May ye 30*1^ 1743 in ye SQ^'^ Year of 

his Age 
In Memory of M^^ Hannah Cole late Wife of Deacon Benjamin Cole who 

died May 15*^ Dom 1768, In the 8S^^ Year of her Age 
In Memory of M'' Hugh Cole Deed Feb. ye 17*1^ 1737/8 in ye 30^ Year of his 

Agell 
In Memory of Mr. Hugh Cole Deed June ye U^^ AD 1753. In the 71 Year 

of his Age 
In Memory of Isaac Cole, Esq. Who died Oct. 21, 1823 iEt. 68. 

* Missing letters supplied from Register, loc. cit. 

t 1757, according to Register, loc. cit. 

X In Register, loc. cit., the year is given incorrectly as 1707. 

§ Nov. 7, 1724, a. 64, according to Register, loc. cit. 

II "a. 80," according to Register, loc. cit. 



1916] Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. 27 

In Memory of Mrs. Joanna Cole Daughter of Leiu* Isaac Cole who died 

April ye 28tb Dom 1769 In the 23^ Year of her Age 
In Memory of John Cole died June y® 25^^ 1748 in ye 89 year of his age 
Here Heth ye Body of Joseph Cole died Jan'^y ye I8th 1730 in ye 44 Year of 

his age. 
In Memory of Mary Cole ye Wife of Joseph Cole Dec^ April 17*1^ 1738 in ye 

41st Year of her Age 
In Memory of Mary ye Wife of Ichabod Cole died Octob ye 20*^ 1740 In ye 

24th Year of her age 
In Memory of M''^ Mary Cole Widow of Deacon Benjamin Cole who died 

April 14th 1799 in the 82°^ year of her Age 
In Memory of Mehetible Cole Wife of Mr. Ebenezer Cole, who died Nov. ye 

18th Dom. 1764 in ye 89th Year of her Age. 
In Memory of M^s Mercy Cole late Wife of M^ John Cole Jun'* who died 

April the lO^h ADom 1770. In the 24th Year of her Age 
In Memory of M^ Phebe Cole Wife of M^ Isaac Cole, who Died Jany 24th, 

1703. Aged 36 Years, 4 Months & 16 Days 
In Memory of Priscilla Cole Wife of Co^i Andrew Cole, Who Died May the 

12, 1775. in the 59 Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Prudence Wife of Ebenezer Cole Esq^ who died August 28th 

1762 in ye 42^ year of her Age 
In Memory of Capt. Reuben Cole Who died in Havana Nov. 15th 1794 

In the 32d Year of his Age. 
Erected to the Memory of Richard Cole Esq. who died Feb. 25, 1841, in the 

93d year of his age. 
In Memory of Roby Wife of Ichabod Cole Esq. died Oct. 12, 1825, Mi. 69. 
In Memory of Mr. Samuel Cole Who died March 3^ 1768. In the 28th Year 

of his Age. 
In Memory of Samuel, son of Mr. Landol Cole, & EHzabeth his wife, he Died 

March 31, 1779 
Here Hes Interred the Body of Sarah the Wife of John Cole who died [worn] 

1748 aged [worn] years 
In Memory of M^^ Sarah Cole late Wife of Leiut Isaac Cole, who died Oct^ 

the 18th Dom 1770 In the 43d Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Miss Sarah Daughter of Ichabod Cole Esq., & Roby his Wife 

She died Jany 30, 1804. In the 19th Year of her Age. 
Here Heth Wrallon [?] Son of Joseph Cole & Mary his wife still born Sept ye 

12, 1776 
In Memory of Mrs. Philema Coleman, Wife of Mr. Alanson Coleman. 

She died Dec. 11th, 1802; in the 36th Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Cap. Caleb Cranston who Dec*^ July the 18th 1765. In the 

35th Year of his Age. 
John son of M^ Samuel & EHsabeth Cranston, he Died Aug^t 2^^ 1785 Aged 

5 Months. 
Here lyeth Elisabeth: ye wife of John Deuotio^; Dyed lune ye 13th 1719: 

aged 34 Years. 
Prisiler daughter of Robert and Sarah Eastabrook who died December the 

24 1749 in the 22 year of her Age. 
Here lyeth the Body of Thomas Eas[t]abrook Aged about [broken] year. 

Decesed April [broken] the year of our Lord 1713.* 
Here lieth interred ye Body of John Eastabrooke died April ye 26th 1728 in 

ye 60th Year of his age. 
Here lieth ye Body of Mary Eastabrooke died Novem. ye 4 1727 in ye 24 year 

of her age 

* Thomas Easterbrook, d. Apr. 11, 1713, a. 64[?], according to Register, loc. dt. 



28 Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery ^ Warren, R.I. [Jan. 

Here lieth the Body of Thomas Easterbrooke* died Sept. y« 27, 1724 in y^ 

54 Year of his age. 
Lydia wife of Nathaniel Easterbrooks died Aug. 17, 1824 Mt 75. 
In Memory of Nathan^ Easterbrooks, died July 5, 1821 Aet 75 
Here lieth John Son of John & Mehetabel Eastrbrook died March y^ 23*^ 1735 

in ye 17th Year of her age 
Here lyeth the Body of Caleb Eddy Aged 69 Years Decesed March [worn]^ 

in the Year of our Lord 1713. 
Caleb the Son of Caleb and Mehetabel Eddy died Sep* ye 14 1750 in ye 20 

Year of his Age 
Erected To the memory of James Burling Frazer Born July 26, 1823; Died 

June 6, 1833. 
Ezra son of Mr. James Goff, Jun. & Judith his wife. Died Oct. 28, 1806 

Aged 4 years & 4 months. 
In Memory of Mrs. Judith Goff Wife of M^" James Goff Jun. who died Oct. 

29* 1803 In the 23^ Year of her Age. 
In Memory of M^^ Prissillar Goff, Wife of M^ James Goff, who died Nov'^ 

14th, 1793. Aged 36 Years. 
Job Hail Died 1749 Aged 19J 
In Memory of Capt. Barnard Haile who died April ye 16th 1754 in y® 67*^ 

Year of his Age 
Here lyeth ye Body of John Haile dyed 19 feb the [worn] 1718 in y^ 41^* year 

of his Age 
Here lies inter'd ye Body of M^s Mary Haile Widow & ReHct of M^ Richard 

Haile Dec^ February ye W^ 1729/30 in ye 77*^ Year of her Age 
Here lyeth ye Body of Richar<i Haile who dyed feb^^y ye 8*^1 1718 Aged 37 years. 
Here lyeth ye Body of Richard Haile who dyed Septem. ye 29^^ 1720 aged 

nere 80 years 
In memory of Richard Haile and Hlwornlh. his wife He died July 15^^ 1793 

aged 70 years She died May 27*^1 1797 aged 66 years 
In Memory of Nathaniel Hale who died Septem ye Qth 1753 in ye 22°^ Year 

of his Age 
In Memory of Mrs. Deborah Hammond ye Wife of Mr. Nathan Hammond 

Deed Decem^ ye 29^^ 1747 in ye 26* year of his [sic] age 
Jonathan Hicks Died, August 6, 1846 Aged, 83 years 
Kesiah Hicks Died 1819 

Nancy Hicks Died Sept. 21, 1881 Aged, 86 years. 
Patience Wife of Jonathan Hicks Died, Feb. 8, 1861 Aged, 93 years 
Sacred to the Memory of Samuel Hicks Who died 14 May 1817 ^Et, 26 
In Memory of WiUiam C. Hicks. Who died Aug. 7, 1827, ^t. 28. 
In Memory of Ehzabeth Wife of William Hill, who died April ye [illegible] 

17 [worn] § in ye 37 of her age 
Here Lies the Remains of M^ Samuel Hix he Died July ye 13* 1782 in ye 47* 

Year of his age He was a kind Husba^^ A tender Parent A good 

Neighbour And Useful Member of the Church 
In Memory of John Hudson died Octob^^ ye 21^* 1740 in ye 37* Year of his age 
In Memory of M^^ Hope Kingsley ye Wife of M'^ Hezekiah Kingsley Dec^ 

February ye 20, 1724 in ye 22d Year of her Age 
Here Hes ye Body of Jonathan Kingsley ye Son of M^ Jonath. Kingsley 

Dec'd Aug. ye 29* 1732 in ye 27* Year of his Age 
In Memory of M^s Mary Kjngsley the wife of M'^ Thomas Kingsley who died 

Jan^-y ye 26*, 1752 in the 20* Year of her Age 
Here lies Inter'd ye Body of Anne Wife of John Kinnicut, Dec^ Sep* ye 8* 

1735 aged 30 Years 

* Thomas Easterbrook Sen^, according to Register, loc. cit. 
t March 23, according to Register, loc. cit. 

% Job Hall, d. Dec. 1749, a. 19, according to Register, loc. cit. 
§ Apr. 1, 1767, according to Register, loc. cit. 



1916] Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I, 29 

Here lieth y^ Body of John Kinnicut died August y^ 23^ 1722 in ye 53 : Year 

of his Age 
Mary, Daught^^ of Shubael Kinnicut Esqr. & Elisabeth his Wife. Died 

March 12, 1773, in the ^^^ year of her Age. 
In Memory of Miss Amanda Daughter of M'' Thomas Kinnicutt & Amey his 

wife. She died Oct. 23^^^^ i809 in the l^^^ Year of her Age 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Amey wife of Tho^ Kinnicutt esq. who died 
at Seekonk, Mass. Aug. 28, 1826 Aged 55 years. The grave contains 
not a kinder mother or more affectionate wife. 
Catharine Amanda daughter of WilUam & CaroHne B. Kinnicutt, died 

May 4, 1841, aged 8 years. 
In Memory of Mrs. EHzabeth Kinnicutt Widow of Mr. John Kinnicutt. 

She deceased August 1^^^ 1754 in the 83d Year of her age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Ehzabeth, consort of Shubael Kinnicutt, Esq. who died 

May 28th, igOO aged 61 years. 
In memory of Miss Elizabeth Kinnicutt daughter of the late Shubael Kinni- 
cutt Esq. who died May 21, 1842, Aged 71 years. ^ 
In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Late widow of John Kinnicutt Esq. who died 

July 27th 1802, Aged 85 years 

In Hope of a Happy Immortality Here Ues Interred John Kinnicutt, Esq: 

his Life was amiable, and strict Integrity marked his Character, he 

deceased on the 3d Day of March AD 1783, in the 83^ Year of his age 

In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Kinnicutt, (Daughter of Mr. John Kinnicutt, and 

Mrs. Ehzabeth his wife) she died January 21st, AD. 1754 in the 40th 

Year of her age 

In Memory of Polly ICinnicutt, Daughter of Hezekiah & Lydia Kinnicutt, 

she died August 12th, 1813. In the 22^ Year of her Age. 
Robert Kinnicutt Born 1821, Died 1897 

Augusta Kinnicutt Born 1814, Died 1898 

Shubael Kmnicutt Born 1811, Died 1876 

His wife Elizabeth A. Born 1821, Died 1850 

Their infant daughter Born Aug. 5, died Aug. 6, 1846. 

Shubael Kinnicutt Born Dec. 24, 1775. Died Nov. 4, 1858. 

His wife Lydia Gardner Born 1787. Died 1846. 

Their children 
Eliza B. Born 1825. Died 1827 
Edward Born 1816. Died 1839 
Susan B. Born 1819. Died 1846 
Seth Born 1809. Died 1858. 
In Memory of Miss Sarah Daughter of John Kinnicutt Esq. Who died July 

21, 1838 Mi 87. 
In Memory of Shubael Kinnicutt, Esq. He died Aug. 13th, 1810; in the 

7 ^ i^Pfl T* Or n 1 ^ A Sfp 

Simon Kinnicutt born Oct. 26, A.D. 1779, died Dec. 18, A.D. 1851. 
Sacred To the memory of Tho^ Kinnicutt, esq. Who was born in Warren, 

R. I., Aug. 13, 1768. and died at his residence in Seekonk, Mass. 

July 20th, 1828. The record of his worth would fade from this stone; 

it is engraved upon the hearts of his children. 
William Kmnicutt Jr. Born Feb. 11, 1835 Died Dec. 4, 1852 
Alfred Son of M^ Martin Luther & Rachel his wife died March 12th 1807 aged 

2 years 
Betsey wife of WilUam Luther & daughter of Isaac & Phebe Cole, Died 

July 20, 1820. Aged 34 years 
Betsy died Oct. 20th, 1800 aged 9 months & 20 days, daughter of Frederick 

Luther & Pamela his wife. 
Ellery Spencer Son of M^ Martin Luther & Rachel his wife Died March 11th 

1811 Aged 2 Years 2 Months & 23 Days 



30 Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery ^ Warren, R.I. [Jan. 

Here lyeth Experience y^ Wife of Joshua Luther who dyed Decern, ye 17tii 

1721 in ye 40<^h year of her Age 
In memory of Dea. Frederick Luther who died May 13, 1822, in the 92nd 

year of his age. 
Joanna Luther his wife who died Feb. 20, 1803 in the 69th year of 
her age. 

Grandparents of L. C. Short. 
Frederick Luther died Jan'^y 24, 1849, aged 85 years 
Here lyeth the Body of Hezekiah Luthe^ died July 28*^ 1723 in ye 83^ Year 

of his Age 
James Luther died Sept. 19, 1801, in the 40. Year of his age 
In Memory of Mrs. Joanna wife of Deac. Frederick Luther She died Feb. 20, 

1803 Aged 68 Years. 
John Luther Age 34 years Deseced, April 14. Anno 1697. 
In Memory of M'* John Luther who Departed this Life Jan^ 4^ 1771. in the 

74th Year of his Age 
John P. Luther Son of Samuel & Ehza Luther, died Oct. 19*^ 1831. Aged 

11 months. 
In Memory of Joshua Luther Deceased December 18, 1747 in y® 77*^ Year 

of his Age 
Mr. Levi Luther died on the Coast of Affrica, Jan. 1800. ^t. 30. 

Betsy his wife died in Warren Jan. 9, 1817. ^t. 49. 
In Memory of Mrs. Pamela Luther, wife of Mr. Frederick Luther, who died 

Nov. 15, 1831 in the 69th year of her age. 
In Memory of Preserved son of Sam^i & EUs Luther Died Septe^^^r n 1775 

Aged 13 Years 
Here lyeth ye Body of Ruth the wife of Nathaniel Luther dyed march the 

17th 1718 in the 53rd year of her age 
Here lyeth ye Body of Samuel Luther Aged about 51 years* dyed July the 

23d 1714 
Here lyeth ye Body of Elder Samuel Luther Aged about 80 Years & died 

December ye 20tt 1716 
Samuel Luthe[r] 

Ehsebeth his Wife June 1st 1765 Age [worii] 
Samuel P son of Wilham & Betsey Luther. Died June 10, 1841 in the 31 

year of his age 
Susan S. daughter of WiUiam & Betsey Luther. Died Oct. 22, 1853. Aged 

41 Years. 
In Memory of M^^ Susannah Luther Wife of M'" John Luther who Departed 

this Life August 22^ 1791 in the 92^ Year of her Age. 
WiUiam Luther Died Dec. 13, 1858. in the 75th Year of his age. 
Z. L. 1773t 
In Memory of the Hon. Josias Lyndon, Esq. He was born in Newport, on 

Rhode Island, on the 10th of March, A.D. 1704, and received a good 

education in early life. In the year 1730, he was chosen Clerk of the 

Lower House of Assembly, and of the Inferior Court of the County of 

Newport, and continued so with great applause, with the intermission 

of only two years, until his death. In the year 1768, to put an end to 

the violence of party rage, he was prevailed on to accept the place of 

Governor, which he filled with Reputation. He died of the Small 

Pox, at Warren, on the 30*^ of March 1778. 

His manners gentle, and ianocent his life. 
His faith was firm on Revelation built: 
His parts were solid, in usefulness he shin'd, 
His life was long filled up with doiug good. 

* "a. 23," according to Register, vol. 48, p. 443. 
t Found among the Luther inscriptions. 



1916] Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. 31 

Here lieth y® Body of Elisabeth y^ Wife of Samuel Mason, died March y« 

3d 1718 in ye 59^^ Year of her age. 
In Memory of Samuel Mason died Janay y^ 22 1743 in y^ 88 Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Sarah, -wdfe of Mr. Christopher Mason, who Died May 

ye 8th 1789 in ye 70th Year of her age 
Here hes ye Body of Robe^<^ Millard Senar Age 67 years & Died March ye 

16, 1698/9 
In Memory of M^'s Anne Miller wife of M^ James Miller she Died April 30^^, 

1780 in ye 52 Year of her age 
In Memory of Baibry Daugh* of James & Mary Miller, died Jany 13*^ 1761 

in ye 2^ Year of her Age 
In Memory of Benjamin Miller Esq. who died with the Small Pox April y® 

13^^ ADomini 1761, in ye 55^^ Year of his Age 
Benjamin son of James Miller Esq. & Mrs. Elizabeth his wife died Feb. 11*^ 

1801. 11th year of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Wife of Mr. Samuel Miller jun^ & 

Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Ehzabeth Hill, Died January ye 

21st 1745.6, in ye 26*^^ Year of her Age. 
In Memory of James Miller, Esq. who died Nov. 10, 1819 Aged 87 years 
In Memory of M" Mahetible wife of Benjamin Miller Esq; who Departed 

this hfe, Feb. 10*^, 1775; in ye 68*^ Year of her Age 
Mary ye Daughter of Nathan & Patience Miller died Aug. 13^^^ 17 5[worn] 

Aged 1 Year 11 Mo 20 Days. 
In Memory of M^^ Mary Miller, wife of M^ James Miller she Died with the 

Smallpox Jan 19th 1817 in ye 25^^ Year of her age 
In Memory of Colo Nathan Miller who died May 6^^ 1762 in ye 45^^^ Year of 

his Age 
In Memory of Mrs. Ruth Miller ye Wife of Lieut. Samuel Miller, Dec^ April 

ye 20th 1742 in ye 52^ Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Samuel Miller Esq. died April ye Q^^ 1748 in ye 56^^^ Year of his 

Age 
In Memory of Sarah the Wife of Samuel MiUer Esq. Deceased, Who died 

Aug. 10th A.D. 1758 in ye 53^ Year of her Age 
In Memory of a stillborn child y« Son of Nathan and Patience Miller June 7*^, 

1761 
Here lyeth ye Body of Robert Millerd Aged 43 years & dyed August ye 17*^ 

1710 
Here lyes ye Body of Sar% ye Wife of Samuel Millerd ye daughter of Joseph* 

Carpenter aged about 26 years & died August ye 17 1715 
In memory of Mrs. Elezabeth Ormsbe Relect of Capt. Ezra Ormsbe Who 

died Feb. ye 8th ADom 1763 Aged 26 Years 
Here lieth ye Body of James Paddock died Novem^ ye 2l8t 1737. Aged 47 

Years 
In Memory of Bettey wife of Mr. Samuel Pearce who departed this Life 

July 6, 17 [worn]^ in the 51^^ Year of her Age 
In Memory of Joseph Son of Samuel & Bettey Pearce, who died Septembr ye 

14th 1763 in ye 2d Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Miss Mary Pearce Daughter of Sam^ Pearce Esq"^ & Betty his 

Wife. Died Nov^ 13th 1793 In the 19th Year of her Age 
In Memory of M''^ Roby Pearce Widow of Samuel Pearce Esq. who Died 

March 20th 1805. In the 62°d Year of her Age 
In Memory of Samuel Pearce Esq. who died Dec^ 2d 1793 In the 60th Year of 

his Age 
In memory of Mr. Elisha Phinney who departed this Hfe in Jan 18th 1315 

Aged 77 Years 

* Jacob, according to Register, loc. cit. 
t The footstone gives 1783 as the year. 



32 Inscriptions in Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I. [Jan. 

In Memory of Hannah Phinney Deed June y^ 30<^^ 1730 in ye 31^* Year of her 

Age. 
Mrs. Jemina Wife of EHsha Phinney died Feb. 19, 1764 Aged 21 Years 
In Memory of Joanna y^ Wife of M"^ Jonathan Phinney Dec^ Novem'^ y^ 30<^^ 

1739 Aged about 76 Years 
In memory of Mr. Jonathan Phinney. Departed [worn] May [worn] 1728 

Aged about 78 Years.* 
Jonathan Son of Jonathan & Mercy Phinney Dec'd May y® [broken] 1733 

Aged 5[?] Weeks & 5 Days 
In Memory of Jonathan Phinney jun. Deo,^ Novem^ y® 24^^^ 1736. Aged 

about 50 Years. 
Jonathan Son of Jonathan & Marcy [?] Phinney Dec^ Sep^ [worn] 1739 

Aged [worn] Years & 1 month. 
Jonathan Son of Ehsha Phinney & Jemima his wife died 1781 Aged 18 Years. 
Mrs. Marcy wife of Jon^ Phinney & late wife of Benja Smith died Nov. 1767, 

Aged 64 Years. 
Nathan Son of Ehsha Phinney & Rebecca his wife, died in a foreign Land 

Jan. 3, 1809 Aged 20 
Also Aaron their son. who left this country in the Year 1789, then 
20 years of Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Phinney Wife of Mr. Elisha Phimiey She died 

Oct. 28th 1818 Aged 79 Years 
In Memory of Margaret Richards Who died May 25, 1816, in the 37th year 

of her age 
In Memory of Peter Richards who died Dec. 2, 1837, aged 84 years. 
In Memory of Susannah Richards Who died March 13, 1828, aged 75 years. 
In Memory of Capt. Caleb Sahsbury who died March 20,. 1837, in the 95th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Patience Salisbury wife of Caleb SaUsbury, who died Nov. 29, 

1831, in the 77th year of her age. 
In memory of Miss Patience M. daughter of Caleb & Patience Sahsbury who 

died July 20, 1835 in the 34th year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Eliz. Sayer wife of Joshua Sayer of Newport, 

R. I. and daugh. of Thomas Kiniiicutt, Esq., of Seekonk, Mass. Who 

died May 16, AD 1819 In the 22nd year of her age. Cheerful in her 

disposition, Frank, warm, open and sincere in her manners; and 

affectionate in her attachments. She acquired the love and esteem of 

all who knew her. 
In Memory of M^^ Susannah Stacy (wife of M^" John Stacy) who died Sep. 1, 

1813[?] aged 26 Years. 
In Memory of Mr Amos Thomas who Departed this life May 27th [I760]t in 

ye 41st Year of his age. 
In Memory of Jemima Thomas wife of Mr Amos Thomas, who Departed this 

life Octbr 4th AD 1773 in ye 48th Year of her age. 
Here Heth ye Body of Deacon John Thomas died Dec. V7[worn]bX in y® 70 

Year of his age. 
In Memory of Phebe wife of M^ John Throop who died Decem^ ye 18 1740 in 

ye 19th [?] Year of her age 
Here lyeth the Body of John Thurber dyed Nouember ye 24 1717 in ye 68th 

year of his age. 
Here lyeth ye Body of Mary the Wife of John Thurber who dyed Mar^h ye 

25th 1718 in ye 74th year of her age 
Betty Daughter of Wilham & Patience Turner died Janr. 15th, 1741, Aged 

9 M08 & 13 Days. 

* According to Register, loc. cit, a Jonathan Phinney died in 1728, a. 78, and a 
Jonathan Phinney died in May 1758, a. 78. 
t The year is supplied from Register, loc. cit. 
X Dec. 1725, according to Register, loc. cit. 



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Here lieth Elisha son of William and Patience Turner died Sep^ y^ 5^^^ 1728 in 

ye 18th Mo of his age 
Here lieth Nathaniel Son of William and Patience Turner died Sep'^ y^ 15^^ 

1723 aged 6 Years. 
Patience Daughter of Caleb & Hannah Turner died Octor. 9th 1750 Aged 

About 2 years. 
In Memory of Betsey Wife of Rev. John Venneman, She died Apl. 6, 1822 

Mi. 49. 
In Memory of Mrs. Sarah, Wife of Mr. John Vinnicom. She died June 5*^ 

1804. Aged 44 Years. 
To the memory of Bethany Relict of John Vinnicum who departed this life 

Feb. 25, 1839, aged 61 years. 
In Memory of Mr. John Vinnicum who died Jan. 29*^ 1825 Aged 50 years 

John Vinnicum Jun. died at Great Cay cos Island Sept. 23^ 1825 
Aged 26 Years. 
Miss Lydia Whiteaker Daug. of James Whiteaker & Kezia her Mother, 

She died April 4, 1811 Aged 23 years. 
In Memory of William Turner son of WilUam and Patience WilHams. who 

died Feb. 9^^ 1771. Aged 38 Days. 
Here lieth y^ Body of Francis Wilson who died August y^ 15*^ 1724 in y^ 64*^ 

Year of his age. 
In Memory of Charity formerly y^ Wife of Robert Millerd* & later of John 

Wood died Aug y^ 27<^^ 1741 In y^ 78^^ year of her age 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copt in the possession op the Connecticut Society op Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn, 

[Concluded from vol. 69, page 379] 

[11] 

Of Marriages 

November 2^ 1758 Ezekiel Hull & Sarah Burr were married N^ 7 

January 11*^ 1759 John Hull and Eleanor Sherwood were married 8 

Feb'^ 13tii 1759 Joseph Sherwood Jun'' of Fairfield & Hester Price of 

Greenfield were married 9 

March 14. 1759 Peter Osborn and Elizabeth Banks were married 10 
March 18. 1759 Daniel Bulkley Jun'^ & W° Hannah Meeker were married 11 

April 11. 1759 Daniel Hull and Betty Bradley were married 12 
May 3d 1759 John Smith and Molley Hubbel of Stratfield were 

married 13 

July 23. 1759 Benjamin Banks & Widow Whitney were married 14 

Ist '^oyT 1759 Thaddeus Banlcs & Olive Bradley were married 15 

12 Feb^'y 1760 Jonathan Dimon & Hannah Rowland were married 16 

lO^ii April 1760 Ensign Stephen Thorp & Sarah Gold were married 17 

15 April M"^ Samuel Perry & W° Mary Smith were married 18 

[Mr Tho's Wheeler of Greenfield 
17 April • W^ Sarah Perry of Fairfield 

.Ezra Williams & Rachel Smith 

* Miller, according to Register, loc. cit. 



■ were married 20 



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[Jan. 



8th May 

15th 
18th 

24 June 
27 July 



Decern'^ 24 1760 

23 AprH 1761 
21 May 

28*^ D® 

July 27th 

28tii Do 
27 August 
19 Novemb^ 

26*1^ Do 
10th Decemr 

1762 22 April 
May 24 

June 3. 
June 23. 

5 July 
26th Decern' 

30th Decemr 

1763 17th March 
14 April 
16th June 



fEliphalet Thorp & Sarah Perry 1 ^arripd 22 

ISamuel Wakeman & Mabel Burr ] "^^""^ earned ZZ 



Enos Wheeler & Hannah Bradley were married 
Reuben Williams & Huldah Williams were married 
John Drew & Anne Thorp were married 
Jacob Grey & W^ Abigail Mills were married 

[12] 
Greenfield Church Records Part IV. 

Ebenezer Perry of Fairfield & Martha Sherwood of 

Greenfield were married 
Samuel Murwin & Eunice Thorp were married 
Seth Osburn of Fairfield & Mable Bradley of Green- 
field were married 
Squire Wakeman of Fairfield & Damaris Bradley of 

Greenfield were married 
Lt Ebenezer Couch of Reading & Elizabeth M<^Carty 

of Greenfield were married 
Moses Burr & Abigail Edwards were married 
Isaac Sturges & Rhoda Banks were married 
Reuel Thorp of Greenfield & Esther Lines of Fair- 
field were married 
Silas Hull and Huldah Goodsell were married 
(Daniel Banks and Hannah Thorp] rv^arripd 

lEnos Bradley & Mary Murwin / ^®^® mamea 
M"" PhiHp Bradley & Mary Bostwick were married 
Ebenezer Nicolls of Greenfield & Sarah Scudder of 

Huntington were married 
Chauncey Down & Bettee Smith were married 
Seth Gray of Reading & Sarah Mills of Greenfield 

were married 
Calvin Wheeler and Ruhamah Bradley were married 
Elnathan Bradley of Greenfield & Hannah Bartram 

of Reading were married 
George Burr & Mabel Wakeman were married 
Ebenezer Ogdon & Ruth Bradley were married 
Jonathan Robinson & EHzabeth Caniield were married 
Thomas Allen of Greensfarms & Phebe Rogers of 
Greenfield were married 

[13] 
Of Marriages 

Josiah Cable & Mary WilUams were married 
Jehiel Sherwood of Fairfield & Sarah Squire of Green- 
field were married 
Moses Ogdon & Molley Banks were married 
Oliver Whitlock of Greenfield & Wid^ Melison Taylor 
of Norwalk were married 
ist February 1764 WiUiam Cable of Norfield & Ruth Murwin of Green- 
field were married 
Ephraim Bradley & Damaris Dimon were married 
Hezekiah Lyon & Hannah Meeker of Fairfield woods, 

were married 
Seth Lyon & Mary Bradley were married 
Reuben Osborn of Fairfield & Eleanor Middlebrooks 
of Greenfield were married 



25th Septem'- 1763 
5th October 

17th November 



23 
24 
25 
26 



22 February 
1 March 

7 March 
22 April 



27 

28 

29 

30 

31 
32 
33 

34 
35 

37 

38 

39 
40 

41 

42 

43 
44 
45 
46 

47 



48 

49 
50 

51 

52 
53 

54 
55 

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26 AprH 



3 May 

10th May 

13 June 
9*^ August 

7 November 

1765 17 January 
27th Do 

3^ February 

21 October 



1765 7th Novem^ 
2i8t Do 

Decern^ 5th 

25° 

8th January 1766 

16th Jan^y 

19th Janry 

23d Jan^y 

12th Feb'^ 

26th June 
13 July 
3pt 
2l8t August 

4 Septem' 

27th Nov 

4th Decern^ 
24th Do 

8th Jan^y 1767 

18th Jan^y 
2d March 
8th March 
17th March 



Nathan Bradley of Northfairfield & Mary Meeker 

of Greensfarms married 
Ebenezer Wakeman & EHza- I 
beth Webb were married ) 

Eliphalet Lyon & Eleanor 1 jv^arried 

Wakeman | were marriea 

; leuben Whitehead of Greenfield & EUzabeth Jennings 
of Fairfield were married 

Caleb Meeker & Rhode Lyon of Fairfield were married 

David Barlow Jun^ of Fairfield & Sarah Bradley of 
Nth Fairfield were married 

Josiah Raymond of Norwalk & Mary Murwin of 
Greenfield were married 

Ebenezer Hill & Mabel Sherwood were married 

Stephen Hubbel of Nth Fairfield & Rhode Middlebrook 
of Greenfield were married 

Benj^ Meeker & Abigail Burr of Greensfarms were 
married 

Reuben Beers of Fairfield & Eleanor Banks of Green- 
field were married 

[Part V] 

[2]* 

Greenfield Chh Records 

Samuel Whitney Jun'' & Marianna Banks were married 68 

69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 
75 



57 

58 

59 



60 
61 

62 

63 
64 

65 

66 

67 



Seth Sherwood and Ruhamah Bradley were married 
Epaphras Goodsell & Jane Bradley were married 
Silas Hull and Ellen Bradley were married 
Joseph Rumsey & Mary Gorham were married 
Peter Sturges and Anne Bradley were married 
Daniel Wheeler and Eleanor Middlebrook were married 
Samuel Goodsell & Phebe Davis were married 
Samuel Beers of Fairfield & Sarah Perry of Greenfield 

were married 
John Mills and Jerusha Bradley were married 
James Hill and Elizabeth Wakeman were married 
Elisha Grey and W® Ellen Hill of Cumpo were married 79 
Epaphras Wakeman & Eunice Nicholls were married 80 
Seth Squier of Fairfield & 
Margaret Cable 

of Greensfarms 



76 

77 
78 



were married 



82 



W^ Bulkley & 
Bettie Burr 

EKas Grey & Eunice Allen of Greensfarms were mar- 
ried ^ 83 
Silas Whitney and Esther Sherwood were married 84 
Nathan Godfrey & Isabel Andrews of Greensfarms 

were married 85 

Stephen Meeker & Ruth Lyon of Fairfield were mar- 
ried 86 
Ehphalet Burr & Prudence Wheeler were married 87 
Lewis Goodsell and Eunice Wakeman were married 89 
WiUiam Heron & Mary Jennings were married 90 
David Bulkley of Greensfarms & The Widow Abigail 
Davis were married 91 



* This and the following figures in brackets in the centre refer to the pages of Part V, 
which are unnumbered in the manuscript. 

VOL. LXX. 3 



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[Jan. 



[3] 
Of Marriages 

Benjamin Smith Jun^ & Martha Down were married 92 
John Murwin Jun"" & Damaris Bradley were married 93 
Daniel Stm^ges Jun"" & Naomi Bradley were married 94 
Hezekiah Price of Greenfield & Eunice Beers of Fair- 
field were married 95 
Gilbom-d Hunt & Hannah Gorham were married 96 
Josiah Lyon of Greenfield & Eunice Jennings of N*^ 

Fairfield were married 97 

John Banks Jun^ & Mary Sturges were married 98 

David Thorp & Rebecca Hall were married 99 

WilHam Hicks & Wid° Abigail Blair were married 100 
David Nicholls & Hannah Alvord were married 101 

L* John Bradley of Greenfield & Wid^ Mary Silliman 

of Fairfield were married 102 

Increase Burr & Rhode Burritt were married 103 

Silas Haynes of N^^ Stratford & Ama Whitney of 

Greenfield were married 104 

David Allen Jun'* of Fairfield & Sarah Hull of Green- 
field were married 105 
Daniel Lee of Ridgefield & Hester Banks of Green- 
field were married 106 
Jesup Wakeman of Greensfarms & Ameha Banks of 

Greenfield were married 107 

John Barlow of Fairfield & Sarah Whitney of Green- 
field were married 108 
Ephraim Beers Jun^ of Norfield & Abigail Thorp of 

Greenfield were married 109 

Joseph Thorp of Greenfield & Hannah Price of Ridg- 

bury were married 110 

Edmund Barlow of Greensfarms & Salome Middle- 
brook of Greenfield were married 111 

[4] 

Greenfield Chh Records 

1769 20 Decemb'- David Sherwood of Fairfield & Abigail Ogden of 

Greenfield were married 
Seth Sherwood & Mary Wakeman were married 
Elisha Bradley & Eunice Banks were married 
Ehphalet Cooley & Eunice Bradley of Greensfarms 

were married 
Robert Whitlock of Greensfarms & Susanna Guyer of 
Norfield were married 



15th June 1767 
13 August 
2l8t October 
24 December 

28tti Jan'-y 1768 
1 March 

16 June 
23d do 
28tii Do 
11*^ August 
nth October 

16th Do 

3<^ November 

10th Do 
16th Do 
29 December 
10th Jan^y 1769 
21 February 
l^t March 
29 November 



7 Feb^ 1770 
13th Feb^y 

9th April 



The foUowg 
1772. Septemr l^t 
Sepf 7. 
Nov 10- 
Nov^ 11- 
Nov^ 17. 
Dec^ 3- 
1773 28- Feby 
June 17. 
Oc'- 24. 
Nov. [sic] 



persons were married by W. M. Tennent Pastor 

Doctor David Rodgers & Martha Tennent were married 
Jonathan Knap & Mary Alvord were married 
Thaddeus Wakeman & Esther Bradley were married 
John Alvord & Sarah Wakeman were married 
Tho^ Wheeler & Elizabeth Gold were married 
Noah Wakeman & Molly Bradley were married 
David Hubbell & Sarah Perry were married 
Moses Hill & Esther Burr were married 
Lieuf^t jno Hubbel & 1 

Ehsabeth Bradley ] 



112 
113 
114 

115 

116 

1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 

9, 



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1774 Jany 19*^ 

Ap. 20th 
June 19. 
July 17. 
Nov^ 17. 

1775 Jany-10. 
Feby-26. 



March 15*^ 
May 17th 

30th 
Dec^ 18th 
1776 Jany-18th 
March 6th 

20th 

24th 

May 9th 

June 4th 

27th 

1777. Jany 27th 
Sepr 15th 
Nov"^ 20th 

1778. Febyl5th 

19th 
22^d 
26. 

March 11th 

Api 8th 
May 27th 
July 19. 
Nov^ 19th 



Nov^ 23d 

24th 

DeC^ 9 

1779. Jany 14. 

2lst 

Api 2°d 
May 11th 
18th 
June 2°d 
Augt 15th 
Ocr22 

26th 

28th 
Nov'" 
Dec^ 7. 
Do 



Thaddeus Perry & Grace Bulkly 



of Fairfield 

were married 11, 
of Greenfield 



Peter Banks & Elizabeth Bradley J 

Gershom Banks Jun^ & Ruth Banks were married 12 

Isaac Web & Jerusha Cable were married 13 

Reuben Smith & Ellen Williams were married 14 

Abner Hendrick & Sarah Thorp were married 15 

Thaddeus Thorp & Sarah Rowe were married 16 

Peter Wakeman & Sarah Jennings were married 17 

[5] 

Of Marriages 

Turney Bulkly & Esther Johnson were married 18. • 
Nathan Bradley & AmeUa Osburn were married 19. 
John Mitchel & Esther Trubee were married 20. 
EUphalet Bradley & Sarah Price were married 21. 
Abijah Gregory & Molly Thorp were married 22. 
Gold Dimon & Abigail Burr were married 23. 
Zalmon Bradley & Betty Wakeman were married 24. 
Peter Morehouse of Fairfield & Phebe Blair of Green- 
field were married 25. 
Joseph Straton & Eunice Middlebrook were married 26. 
Hanford Wakeman & Sarah Bradley were married 27 
Sami Price & EHzabeth Beden were married 28 
David Goodsell & Anna Beers were married 29 
Phillip Mallet & Sarah Frost were married 30 
Peter Bradley & Phebe Straten were married 31 
Jonathan Spears & Sarah Grey were married 32 
Jessee Gold & Sarah Gold were married 33 
John Murvin Jun'' & Mary Price were married 34 
Joseph Sherwood of N. Fairfield & Sarah Bradley of 

Greenfield were married 35 

Joseph Winton & Molly Bradley ] rnarried '^7 

Moses HuU & Sarah Sherwood | ^^^^ inarried 6i 

Sturges Lewis & Priscilla Bradley were married 38 

Peter Smith & Chloe Smith were married 39 

Lothrop Lewis & Eleanor Burr were married 40 

Joseph Banks & Eleanor Hull were married 41 

[6] 

Church Records 

Tho^ Sherwood & Wid^ Mary Alverd were married 42 
Timothy Sanf ord & Wid'^ Esther Whitney were married 43 

Moses Banks & Abigail Wakeman were married 44 

John Sherwood Jun'' & Hannah Bradley were married 45 
Nehemiah Banks Jun^ & Sarah Sherwood were married 46 

Gabriel Leverick & Hannah Thorp were married 47 

Col. Jonathan Dimon & Ruth Bradley were married 48 

Joel Wakeman & Rachel Thorp were married 49 

Joseph Bulkly & Ellen Hubble were married 50 

Sam^ Smith & Esther Perry were married 51 

Zadock Hubbill & Mary Hubbill were married 52 

Abijah Murwin & Ruth Bradley were married 53 

Hezekiah Hull & Sarah Murwin were married 54 

Jn® Alvord & Abigail Banks were married 55 

Eliphalet Sherwood & Abigail Sherwood were married 56. 

Jonathan Andrews & Rhue Hull were married 57. 



38 Greenfield Hill Church Records [Jan. 

1780 March 2^^ Ephraim Osburn & Mary Murwin were married 58. 
Api 27*^ Francis Bradley Jun^ & Rachel Banks were married 59. 
June 1^* Lewis Goodsell & W^ Sarah Sherwood were married 60. 
Aug* 24*^1 Meeker Ghoram & Elizabeth Hubbill were married 61. 
October 15 Ephraim Nichols & Miriam Bradley were married 62. 

[7] 

of Marriages 

Nov'^ Peter Winton & Elizabeth Straten were married 63 

10*^ Jessee Burr & Ellen Ogden were married 64 

1781 Jan'* 11*^ Josiah Lacey & Ruth Silliman were married 65 

18th Moses Sturges & Sarah Bradley were married 66 

April P* Nathan Banks & Mabel Bradley were married 67 

12*^ Gershom Wakeman & W^° Huldah William^s were 

married 68 

June 2l3<= Jabez Wakeman & Clara Banks were married 69 

Sep'* 17. John Dickinson & Molly Redfield were married 70 

Nov^ 4th Nathan Winton & EUzabeth Banks were married 71 

Dec'^ 13*^ Gershom Wakeman & Sybill Bradley were married 72 

[8] 
Greenfield Church 

1758 Jan^ 17. Hannah Daughter to Tho'^ Goodsel died 2 Days old 1 

26. Eunice Daughter to Jn^ Gilbert Jn^^ died about 10 

Months old 2 

27. Widow Mary Thorp died. Aged about eighty Years 3 
Feb^ 26 Aaron Son to Jos. & Sarah Rowland died, something 

more than 10 months old 4 

April 26 Samuel Thorp died about 74 Years old 5 

May 27 Jemima Wife to Jn^ Gilbard died, an elderly Woman 6 

June 23. Mary Daughter to Sam^ Perry died, 6 Months old. 7 

29 Lois Wife to Peter Osborn died about 24 years old 8 

Aug* 19*^ Sarah Wife to Joseph Rowland died in her 36 year 9 

Aug* 20 David Hull a gentl'^ of Uberal Education died in his 

24 Year 10 

Ocf^ 6*^ Peter Son to Peter Hull died being about two years old 11 

Nov' 12. Thomas Davis Son of W^ Davis died in his 20th Year 12 

Dec' 27 EUzabeth 2^ Wife to M'^ Benj^ Banks died in the 63<i 

year of her Age 13 

Jan'^ 6 1759 Aaron Bradley Son to Peter Bradley died 17 years & 

4 Months old ^ 14 

Nov' 11. 1758. Ebenezer, Son to Sam^ Whitney died an Infant of 

one Day old 15 

Feb' 10. 1759 Samuel, Son to W° Naomi Price, died about 14 

years old 16 

Feb' 13. 59 M' David Down died about 53 years old 17 

26. Ebenezer Son to Eben' Bradley died about 5 Months old 18 

March 14*^ 1759 EUzabeth Wife to L* Sam^ Wakeman died in her 

64th year 19 

April 27 Jemima Henries died in her 20th year 20 

June 9 Anne Wife to Peter HuU died about 25 years old 21 

June 24 Hannah Infant Daughter of David & Abigail Gold died 22 

July 13th Joseph Wheeler died 84 years old 23 

Augut 22 Jesse Son to Oliver Whitlock died about 3 Months old 24 

Oct' 22 Naomi Wife to Jacob Grey died in her 42 Year 25 

29 Mary Down Daught' of W^ EUz Down died in the 

fourteenth Year of her Age 26 



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Nov^ 18 
Dec^ 12 
Feb^ 1760 

15 Feb^y 
5 March 
26 Do 
23 April 

29 Septem^ 
7 Novemb^ 

16 Do 

15 Feb^y 1761 
17th Do 

25tti Do 

March 3 

May 2 

30 
June 25 

Sept^ 4tii 
Octob^ 5th 
Septemb. 23. 
December 30 



April 11. 1762 
21July 

18 August 

10 September 
17th Do 

3 December 

3 Jany 1763 
igth Do Do 

30 August 
24 Novemb'" 
27<ih December 

11 February 1764 

23 Do 

May 14. 
14 August 
14th October 

12 November 
18 DO 

6 April 1765 

April 
28th May 
September 
July 

4 January 1766 



Sarah Wife to Sam^ Perry died in 40^^ year of her Age 27 
Benja Banks died 78 years old 28 

Robert Infant of Jacob White's died 29 

Phebe Thorp died in her 21^^ year 30 

Mary Wife of Jno Drew died about 33 y^ 3^ old 31 

David Hill died about 23 years old 32 

Elizabeth 2^ Wife to Peter Osburn died 18 years & 

two Months old 33 

Wo Sarah Hill died in her 90*^ year 34 

Sarah Daught^ To Tho's Goodsell died 20 Days old 

about 35 

Peter Hull died about 32 year's old 36 

Daniel Olmstead died in his 17^^^ year 37 

Mary Williams died in her 22^ year 38 

Thaddeus Gilburd died in his 39^*1 year 39 

Wife of John Gilbert died 40 

Wo Crane died about 90 years old 41 

Rebeckah Jones died 42 

David Whitlock died about 80 years old 43 

Lucretia Wife to Jonathan Robinson died in her 26^^ y^ 44 
Charity Wife to Jabez Wheeler died in her 38*^ year 45 
Anne Wife of Benoni Dimon alias Gilburd died 46 

David Infant of Dav. & Rebekah Price a few hours old 47 
Jonathan Son of Jonathan Robertson died about 14 

Months old 48 

[9] 
Records Part V of Deaths 

Sarah Wife of Elnathan Bradley Died aged twenty 

seven years 49 
Abigail a Child of Archibald Blair died about 3 years 

old 50 

Nehemiah son of Eben*" Bradley died near 18 years old 51 
Bettee Williams died in her 17*^ year 

Mary Wife of Oliver Whitlock died in her 29^^^ year 52 

Naomi daughter of Seth Grey Died about 6 weeks old 53 

Joseph Middlebrook died 83 years old almost 54 

Benjamin Sherwood died almost 62 years old 55 

Widow Mary Meeker died in her 74<'i^ year 56 

Betty infant Daughter of Amos Williams died 1 day old 57 

Rev^d John Goodsell died almost 57 years old 58 
Jemmy Son of Archibald & Abigail Blair died 5 days 

old 59 
Joanna daughter of Noah & Sarah Sherwood 3 weeks 

old 60 

Moses Wakeman died 61 

Tho's Singleton a Stranger died about middleaged 62 

Jerusha Widow of Peter Hull died middle aged 37 years 63 

Joseph infant of David Ogdon's died 2 days old 64 

Esther daughter of Seth Lyon died one week old 65 
Sturges Son of Reuben & Huldah Williams died 1 day 

old 66 

Eunice D. of Jno & Eliz Banks died about 9 years old 67 

Huldah wife of Silas Hull died in 26tii year 68 

The wife of Seth Smith died 69 

Sarah infant D. of Increase Burr untimely 70 

Joseph Banks died 75 years old wanting 5 days 71 



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[Jan. 



10^^ January 

20*^ February 

1st April 

24tii Do 

14 September 

30 October 

20*^ November 
28tt Nov^ 
1767 Jan^y l^t 

23 March 

26 March 

5*^ April 
14th April 

7*^ May 

24tt July 1767. 

4*^ August 

3<^ November 
28 November 
23 December 
19 Jan^ 1768. 
17*^ February 
3P* May 
2 August 
19 Sept^ 

7 0ct'- 
November 
Dec 8 

18 Jan^ 1769 
9*1^ March 

31 March 
1 May 

29 



June 12 1769 

27 Nov^ 1769 
11 Decem^ b. 
17 Feb^ 1770 
1772. May 13. 



June 7 
July 27. 



Asaph Hull my indented negro Servant belonging to 

Northampton died ten years, 2 months & 25 days old 72 
Timothy S. of Lockwood & Abigi Gorham died 3 y" 

old wanting a week 73 

Archibald Blair died 74 

Roger Dun a Stranger died about 46 years old 75 

Joseph Perry died in his 19*^^ year 76 

Hill S. of Dani & Hannah Bulkley died about 2 years 

8 mo old 77 

Rachel Burr died 36 years old 78 

Moses Dimon Esq"" died in his 69*-^ year 79 

Aaron infant child of Ephraim & Damaris Bradley 

died almost 9 months old 
Grace D. of y® Wid^ Deb. Nicoll's died 6 years old 

wanting 3 days 
Sarah D. of the Wid^ Deb. NicolFs died about 4 

years old 82 

Patience Stewart a young woman died mth Small-Pox 
Sarah wife of L*^ Jn^ Bradley died with Small Pox 

aged 61 years. 84 

Anne Middlebrook died 85 

Wid° Hannah Dimon died in her 67*^ year 
Millee D. of Epaphras & Jane Goodsell died 13 Months 

old 
Widow Margaret Thorp died about 80 years old 
Sarah wife of Cap* David Banks died in her 64*^ year 
Ruhamah Wife of Seth Sherwood died in her 23^ year 90 
Naomi wife of David Thorp died 
Jane wife of Encrease Burr died in her 35*^ year 
Mary wife of John Ogdon died about 60 years old 
Peter Bradley died in his 59*^ year 
Hannah infant child of Jn<^ Banks Jun^ & wife died 

15 Days old. 
Rachel D. of Eben'' Wakeman died about 2 weeks old 
Mary the other twin Sister died 
Sarah Daughter of Ephraim NichoU's about 16 years 

old 
Sarah 2^ Wife of Lt Gersh. Hubbel died 
John Bayley died as was supposed near 90 years old 100 
M"^ Zechary Hubbart died between 70 & 80 years old 
WiUiam S. of W^^ & Abigail Hicks died about 16 

months old 
Abigail D. of Dan^ & Mary Bradley died about 2 

years old 

[10] 
Greenfield Church 

EHzabeth Wid^ Rehct of David Down died about 56 

years old 
Thomas Murwin died in his 73 year. 
Mj^ Mary Goodsell died in her 64*^ year 
Martha Harvey died in her 93^ Year 107 

David Bradley aged 64. 
about ye same time George Burr buried a dead-born 

child 
Joseph Rowland aged 50. 
Timothy Burr aged 69. 



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Greenfield Hill Church Records 



41 



Aug* 16. 

Octo'- 12tt 
13*1^ 
1773. Jany 22. 
March 6- 
Ap. 24. 

May 20. 
June 16. 

17. 

19. 

29. 

Nov^ 

23. 
5. Dec" 
1774. 
Jany. 22. 
Feb. 21. 
March 31. 
Ap. 22. 
25 
augt 12*11 
octor 10 
octo^ 20 
Nov 25. 

1775. Jany 27. 
Feby 4. 
27. 
March 2 (?) 

Do. 

April 2- 

4. 

8. 

24 



June 



25. 



Augt 6. 
SepJ- 7. 
0^-8. 
Deer 7. 
1776. 
Jany 28. 
March, 29. 
April 5. 

22. 
May 18- 



June S^^ 
14th 

26. 



Sarah Wakeman died in her 23^ year in Child-bed her 

child, dead-born — both buried in one grave. 
Jane Rowland died, aged 19- 
Sam' Bradley sen^ — merch* died in his 7P* year 
Anne Thorp died in infancy 
Onesimus Gold died upwards of 70 years of age 
Daniel Wakeman died y^ same day he w^ born Son to 

Thad^ & Esther Wakeman 
Eleanor Hubbel died in her 35 year. 
Mary Sturges died in infancy 
Ruth Whitlock died, aged 85 years. 
Joseph Rowland died, aged 28 years. 
Daniel Sturges died, aged 53 years 
Walter, son of Ben'' & Martha Smith died, aged 2 years. 
Sami Morehouse died aged about 50. 
Tho^ Staples died, aged 84. 

John Bradley sen^* — upwards of 60 [6 over 8, or 8 over 6] 
Grace Lyon upwards of 40 
Rebekkah Gold died in her 33 year — 
Molly Hull (wife of Lieu*° Jedediah) died aged 42. 
Edward Bell (alias Ja^ Brown school master) aged 23. 
Phebe Rodgers — aged 71. 
M" Hill (wife to Deacon Hill) aged 66. 
Deborah Staples (widdow) died aged 68. 
Jabez Wakeman aged 68 — 

Hannah Whitney — aged 85 N° 

Eunice Goodsell (daughter of Lewis) died aged 9 

months 30 

Oliver (son of Squire Bradley) died in his fourth year 31 
Rowland (son of Eliph* Lyon) died in his 9 month 32 
Sarah (daughter of Hez. Bradley) died in her 5*^ year 33 
Hull (Son of Ja« Redfield) died in his 2^d year 34 

Pollina (daughter of J — Goodsell) died in her 3*^ year 35 
Wakeman (son of Seth Sherwood) died in his 5 year 36 
Ellen Bradley died in her 39*^ year 37. 

Seth (son of Gershom Wakeman) died in his 3^ year 38. 
Esther (daugter of Thaddeus Wakeman) died in her 

4*^ mo*^ 39 

Will°^ Hill died upwards of 80 years old. 40. 

Elizabeth (Daughter of Peter Banks) died in his [sic] 

infancy 41. 

Sarah Downs died in her 54. year 42. 

David Ogden died in his 48 year 43. 

Rachel Williams died in her 38-year 44. 

Saml Ogden died upwards of 40 45. 

MoUy Williams died in her 80*^ year 46. 

Cap* Elisha Alvord in his 57-year 47. 

Elizabeth Wakeman in her 39*^ year 48. 

Abigail Hicks about 40 years old 49 

Jacob Grey in his 64 year 50 

Mary Bradley in her 58 year 51 

[11] 

Records Part V. of Deaths 

Abigail Hull in her 66*^ year 52 

The widdow Bartram upwards of 50 53 

Deacon Joseph Bradley Esq'" in his 66*^ year 54 



42 Greenfield Hill Church Records [Jan. 

Dec^ 6- Bradley Banks (son of N — Banks) in his 10 year 55 

Jno Bradley — Sarah Banks wife of Moses Banks — 

in my absence 58 

1777 Abigail Bulkly in her 26^^ year 59 
Jany 9^^^ Dimon Frost — in his — 20 year 60 

14*^ Daniel Goram upwards of 20 70 

24th Levi Whitney in his 20 71 

March 4^^^ Peter Burr in his 76 72 

8 & 9 David Banks & Jesse Banks Twins in their?18*h year 74 

22. Ebenezer Banks Esq^ aged 53 years 75 

Api 9- Catharine Wakeman aged 68 76 

June 7*h John Ogden sen^ upwards of 80 77 

augt 27- Sami Torney upwards of 50 78 

28- Abigail Ghoram upwards of 40 79 

Sep'" 1st Abigail Bradley in her 18*^ year 80 

4*^ Urania & Ulilla twm child^ of Sami Bradley 9*^ year 82 

Abigail Wheeler upwards of 60 83 

5*^ a child of Epaphras Wakeman 84 

a son of Benjamin Whitehead 85 

a daughter of Sam^ Torney 86 

16*^ Sarah Bradley (Widdow) in her 71^* year 87 

Jeruisha Mills (daughter of Cap* Mills) 8 years 88 

22od Sarah (daughter of David Hubble) 2 years & 8 m^^^^ 89 

23- Mary (daughter of Capt Mills) 3 years old- 90 

24- Sarah (Daughter of Turney Bulkley) 91 
Eleazer Alvord 92 

Oc^ 4*^ Martha (daughter of Benj : Smith) about 10 years old 93 

8^^ Damaris Murvin in her 32 year 94 

11th Jeruisha Mills (wife of Cap^ Mills) 95 

13th Moses Hill in his 29th year 96 

Dec'* 5. David Williams Jun^ in his 22 year 97 

26. Ehzabeth Dimon in her 26 year 98 

Sami Bradley Jun^" died ye 4th of Dec^ in his 22^d 99 

1778 Jany 14th Justus Bradley in his 33 year 100 
Feby 21st Peter Wakeman in his 33 year 101 

25. Sturges Perry (son of Riel Thorp) died in his 4 year 102 
Api 28. Huldah Goodsell (daughter of Tho^) in her 13th year 103 
26 July. Dorothy Whaley upwards of 60 104 

\ Sep^ 16. Bettee Sturges died 26 years of age 105 
Nov^ 7. Anna Burr (daughter of George Burr) in her 12th year 106 

Dec^ Rhoda (daughter of Moses Sturges) in infancy 107 

1779 Jany 23 David (son of David Goodsell) in infancy- 108 
Api 13 Abigail Gold about 50 years of age 109 

24. Debby (daughter of George Burr) in her 5th ^^ear 110 

26. Sarah Alverd in her 26th year 111 
May 4th Sarah Osburn in her 20th year 112 
July- Mabel (a daughter of Capt Hill) in her S^ year 113 

Abigail (daughter of y® widow Hill) 114 

Eunice Goodsell wife of Lewis 115 

David Osburn slain in battle 116 

Oc^ 21st Nathaniel Downs died 117 

Abigail (daughter of Hez- Bradley) 118 

30th Noah Sherwood 119 

1780 Dani Bradley died 120 
Jany a child of Molly Downs 121 

a child of Eben'' Banks, his name Eben^ 122. 

Api 25. John Straten a child 1 year & 5 mos 123. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 43 

July- John Hubbil Jun^ 22 years of age 124. 

Hezekiah (son of Hcze- Bradley Jun^) 125 

Sep'" Hezekiah Bradley Jun^ 126 

Oc^ Mrss Middlebrook in her 100^1^ year 127 

1781. Jany 16*^ Wakeman (son of Moses Banks) 1 year & 7 mo^ 128 

27^^ Lyman (son of Jehiel Sherwood) about 10 y^ 129 

Feby a son of EHphalet Bradley 5 weeks old 130 

a daughter of Lewis Goodsell in infancy 131 
17*^ Rebeccah Thorp in her 57<^*i year 132 
March 12ti^ Huldah (daughter of Abel Bradley 4 weeks old — 133 
May- Betsey Sherwood 5 y^ & 6 mo^ 134 
30*^ Gershom wakeman slain in battle in his 49*^ 135 
June 23- Jn^ Ogden died about 40 years old 136 
Oc'" 5. Bradley (son of Gershom Buckley Jun'') died in in- 
fancy — 137 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE CAREY CEMETERY, 
CANTERBURY, CONN. 

Copied by Mrs. Josephine Judson Hetrick of Canterbury, Conn., and communi- 
cated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., of Brookline, Mass. 

In memory of Mrs. Abigail wife of Cap* Adams who died Dec S^ 1814 in the 

74th year of her age. 
Ahnira Baldwin wife of Marvin Adams Bom Nov. 30, 1802, Died May 8, 1867. 
In Memory of Almira N. wife of Albert M. Adams, Died March 26, 1840 

aged 35. 
Mrs. Fanny wife of Mr. Cyrus Adams Died April 19, 1832. M. 34. 
George M. Adams July 23, 1830, Dec. 3, 1903. 

Mary E. Adams His Wife Oct. 1, 1829, March 25, 1905. 
Walter W. WiUie M. Children of George M. & Mary E. Adams 
Mr. James Adams Died June 28<^^ 1805 in the 58*^ Year of his age. 
Jeduthan Adams Died Nov. 23, 1845. JE 59 years 3 ms & 10 days. 
Jerusha wife of James Adams Died July 27, 1829. M 81 years 4 mo. & 5 days. 
Joseph Adams 

Lucy Adams Died Oct. 5, 1859; aged 74 y'rs & 10 mo's 
Luther Adams Died July 19, 1820, in the 36 year of his age. 
Marvin Adams Born Feb. 24, 1795; Married April 20, 1820; Died May 11, 

1878. At the full age of fourscore and three years; satisfied with long 

life, trusting in the Lord and feeling that all was right and well, he 

slept; and his sons buried him with his fathers. He was a soldier and 

pensioner of the war of 1812. 
Mary Adams, wife of Nathan Adams, Died Dec^ 22, 1818 aged 62 years. 
Mary Adams Died May 23, 1858 aged 80 yrs 2 mo. 
In memory of Mary Ann Adams wife of John F. Adams who Died Sept. 9, 

1834, in the 31^* year of her age. 
Mary Smith Adams daugh* of Rufus & Johannah Adams died March 14, 1815. 

Aged 3 years and — 
In memory of Miss Mehetebel daugh* to Mr. Nathan and Mrs. Phebe Adams 

who departed this life August 11*^ AD 1787 in y© 16*^ Year of her age 
Corp Milan W. Adams Co. A. 18 Regt. Conn, Vols. Died 1882. 
Nathan Adams Bom Dec. 31, 1748, Died Feb. 4, 1837. 
Ohve wife of William Adams, died Oct. 5, 1855, aged 76. 



44 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Mrs. Phebe Adams consort of Mr. Nathan Adams died July lltii 1800 aged 

51 years. 
Rufus Adams Died Dec. 24, 1840 Aged 66 years. 
Capt Samuel Adams died DeC" 29*1^ 1760 ^Etat 51. 

Also Abigail Hale his wife the late wife of Dea^ Richard Hale of 
Coventry deed died August 21t 1809 ^E 89. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Samuel Adams who departed this life the 11*^ 

day of April AD 1820 aged 78 years. 
Mrs. Sarah rehct of Mr. Joseph Adams died April 20*^ 1807 in the 87*1^ Year 

of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. John B. Adams, who died Aug. 30th 

1815 in the 56th year of her age. 
Timothy Adams died Aug. 25, 1834 aged 92 yrs. 

Susanna widow of Timothy Adams died Jan. 18, 1843, aged 100 yrs 
8 mos & 15 days 
W. M. Adams Died April 15, 1836 aged 76 years. 
Jacob M. Allen Feb. 7, 1817, Jan. 16, 1894. 

Marianne Branch his wife Feb. 8, 1815 — Dec. 1, 1897. 
Harold L. Son of E. E. & E. S. Allen June 13, 1890 — Oct. 18, 1893. 
Phebe E. Fairman wife of Gurden Ames Died Aug. 18, 1892. M 51 yrs. 
Lester Amidon Died Dec. 3, 1872, aged 66. 
Lyman N. Appley Oct. 8, 1827. Sept. 21, 1895. 

Bethiah T. Pember wife of L>Tnan N. Appley Mar. 26, 1829 Apr. 
23, 1907. 
In Memory of Betsey Aspen wall who died Feb. 7, 1862. Aged 75. 
Charles J. Aspenwall Born Jan. 18, 1824 Died Nov. 22, 1902. 
Charles W. Son of WiUiam & Olive Aspenwall died April 6, 1821, aged 

10 yrs. 
Emily daughter of William & Olive Aspenwall died Oct. 24, 1820, Aged 16. 
Frederick son of WilUam & Olive Aspenwall died July 2, 1821, Aged 1 yr. 
In memory of Mrs. Harriot wife of Mr. James Aspenwall who died March 29, 

1824, aged 33 years. 
In Memory of James Aspenwall who died May 4, 1854, aged 70 years. 
In Memory of Mr. John Aspenwall who died Oct. 17, 1837, JE 55. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Aspenwall wife of Mr. William Aspenwall who died 

Jany 15, 1818. Aged 69 years. 
In Memory of Mary Aspenwall who died Nov. 4, 1857. Aged 78. 
In memory of Mr. Nathaniel Aspenwall who died Oct^ 12th 1777^ in ye 68*^1 

Year of his age. 
In memory of Olive wife of WiUiam Aspenwall who died Feb. 17, 1863, Aged 

80. 
In Memory of Mrs Sally F. R. Wife of Mr. James Aspenwall. She died 

Oct. 22, 1852 aged 45 years. 
In Memory of Sarah Aspenwall who died Nov. 18, 1851. Aged 74. 
In Memory of Mr. William Aspenwall who died August 24, 1816, aged 67 

years. 
In memory of William Aspenwall who died Feb. 5, 1863, Aged 87. 
Deborah Austin Died Dec. 11, 1885, Aged 83 yrs. & 5 mos. 
Miss Lois Austin, died Jan. 27^^^ 1800 in the 20*^^ year of her age. 
Lois widow of Perez Austin Died Aug. 13, 1860, aged 81 years. 
Perez Austin Died Dec. 1, 1832 aged 56 years. 
In Memory of M^s Ruby wife to M^ Timothy Backus ju^. she died July 18*^ 

AD 1787 in ye 33^ year of her age. 
Benjamin Baldwin Drowned in Quinnebaug River Aug. 12, 1831, Aged 43. 
Lucy widow of Benjamin Baldwin Died March 3, 1862, aged 71 yrs. 
Hannah wife of John Barber Died Feb. 16, 1875. Aged 86 years. 
Maria H. Barber Died Nov. 9, 1869. Aged 45 yrs. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 45 

Here Lies y« Body of Anna Daughf to M^" John Barstow & Elisabeth his 

Wife she died April 12, 1773 in ye 14 year of her age. 
Dwight Barstow Died July 14, 1899, aged 78 yrs 

Aurelia wife of Dwight Barstow Died May 19, 1884 aged 51 yrs. 
Annett Lewis wife of J. A. Briggs Died May 5, 1885, aged 36 years 2 mos. 3 da. 
Asher Briggs Died Sept. 17, 1886, aged 77 y'rs. 4 mos. 5 ds. 
Eliza Park wife of Asher Briggs died Jan. 23 1858, aged 48 yrs. 5 mo. 7 dys. 
Juhet B. Williams Wife of Asher Briggs died July 18, 1872, aged 53 yrs. & 

5 mos. 
In Memory of M^^. Rachel wife to Dea^ Thomas Brown who died May 22^ 

1755 in ye [worn] Year of her Age. 
Harriet E. wife of Thomas Burdick Died Oct. 28, 1865, in the 49*^ year of her 

age. 
Alice, wife of Samuel Burlingame Died Nov. 7, 1870, Aged 73 yrs. 
Samuel Burlingame died April 27, 1854, aged 68. 
Samuel J. Burhngame Died Aug. 28, 1865 Aged 37 yrs. 3 mos & 14 ds. 
Our Darling Frankie Son of Simon & Mary E. Button died Sept. 13, 1873. 

Aged 1 year. 
Lois wife of William Cady Died May 19, 1868. Aged 51 years. 
In Memory of Dwight Carey Co. F. 8th Reg. Ct. Vol. who fell in the battle 

of Antietam M. D. Sept. 17, 1862 Aged 16 yrs. & 8 mos. 
James B. Carey Died Feb. 4, 1881. Aged 70 yrs. 
Mary B. Carey Died July 9, 1876. Aged 69 years. 

Laura L. Hicks wife of Samuel A. Carpenter Aug. 10, 1855 Oct. 14, 1904, 
Salmon Carpenter Jan. 28, 1861 Aged 42 yrs. 

Elizabeth Hall His Wife March 7, 1885, Aged 62 Yrs. 

Their Children 
Frank Feb. 22, 1851 Aged 1 yr. 
Martha K. Nov. 2, 1865 Aged 9 yrs. 
Lucius S. Nov. 21, 1865 Aged 7 yrs. 
Louisa Dec. 28, 1879 Aged 24 yrs. 
Cora E. Nov. 25, 1909 Aged 48 yrs. 
In memory of Mr. Curtis Carter, who died April 218* 1814 in the 52^ year of 

his age. 
Also Asa, his son died Jan. 10*^ 1810 in the Z^ year of his age. 
In Memory of Ann B. Cary daughter of James & Phebe Cary who died May 7, 

1841. Aged 26 
James Cary Esq. Died Aug. 14, 1861, aged 83 yrs. & 8 mos. 
In memory of Mrs. Phebe Cary wife of James Cary Esq. who died March 9, 

1847 Aged 69 Years. 
Alfred L. son of E. H. Chapman, died Sept. 3, 1869, aged 9 yrs. & 3 mos. 
In memory of Mrs. Betsy wife to Mr. Asahel Clark who died July 5*^ 1796 

in the 27 year of her age. 
Ebenezer Clark Born in Griswold, Died in Canterbury, May 6, 1851 aged 83. 
In memory of Miss Elizabeth daugh* to Mr. Stephen Clark & Mrs. Elizabeth 

his wife who died Sep* 24*^ 1795 in ye 19*^ year of her age. 
Rebecca wife of Ebenezer Clark Died July 17, 1857. Aged 82 yrs. 
Franciss son of John & Theresa Clarke, Died Nov. 14, 1820, Aged 32 years. 
John Clarke Died Aug. 21, 1834 Aged 100 years & 9 months. 
In Memory of Samuel Clarke who died at Providence, R. I. March 4, 1832 

^48. 
Interred the remains of Therasa Clarke wife of John Clarke who departed 

this Hfe in the hope of a blessed immortality, June 9, 1819 aged 68. 
In memory of Mrs. Dorothy wife to Cap* Elkanah Cobb who departed this 

life in hopes of a blessed Immortality, march 18*^ 1802 in y® 69*^ year 

of her age. 
In Memory of Cap. ELkanah Cobb who died Oct. 27*^ 1818 aged 96 years. 



46 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

In Memory of Cap* Gedion Cobb he died feb. 26, 1759 in ye 68*^ year of his age. 

In Memory of M^s Margret Cobb Wife to Cap* Gedion Cobb, she died 
Nov^^ 30tii 1775 In ye 82^ year of her age. 

Age 8 Months 3 years. In Memory of Nehemiah & Abigail The Son and 
Daughter of Elkanah And Sarah Cobb the First died 28 the 2^ The 30 of 
October 1734. 

In Memory of Sarah wife of Cap* Elkanah Cobb who died in hope of a Blessed 
immortality Nov. 2^ 1754 in the 23^ year of her age. 
Also Abigail her daughter who died Oct 30*^ in the 4 year of her age. 
Likewise Nehemiah her son who died Oct'^ 28*^ 1754 aged 8 months 

Samuel S. Cotton Died at Newbern, N. C. April 24, 1862, while in the service 
of his country, aged 21 yrs. 

John H. Son of William & Sophia Craig; Died March 15, 1888, Aged 47 yrs. 
, 9 mos. & 17 days. 

Sophia wife of William Craig Died Sept. 9, 1895, Aged 77 yrs. 

William Craig Died Sept. 20, 1883, Aged 75 yrs. 

Christopher Crandall Died June 1, 1855, Aged 72 yrs. 
Julia, his wife died Feb. 12, 1840, Aged 42 yrs. 

Julia E. daug. of Jo^. B. & Mariah T. Crandall, died Sept. 18, 1840, aged 7 w'ks. 

Patience H. Widow of William Le Valley Wife of Hezekiah Crandall Died 
Aug. 18, 1876, Aged 70 yrs & 7 mos. 

Ruby Relect of Christopher Crandall Died April 10, 1861, aged 83 yrs. 1 mo 
& 10 days. 

Mary E. wife of Mosely Curtis, Died Sept. 13, 1861, aged 23 yrs. 

Dwight Davis Member of Co. B. 14*^ Regt. C. V. Mar. 18, 1834. Apr. 1, 1889. 

In Memory of Mercy Dean wife of Wm. Dean, who died July 10, 1837, 
Aged 46. Erected by her daughter Sarah Bonnell. 

Memory of Deacon Benjamin Delop who died March 11, 1841, aged 55. 

In Memory of Capt. James Delop who died Oct. 9, 1801 in the 66*^ year of 
his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Susanna wife of Cap* James Delop who died 
May 10, 1823 in the 80*1^ year of her age. 

In Memory of James Delop Died Dec. 3, 1857, aged 76 yrs 

Monroe Dennis. Died in Canterbury Mar. 15, 1868, aged 49 yrs. 

In Memory of M^^ Abigail Dyar Consort to Col John Dyar who Died May 
the 19 1759 in the 72^1^ year of her age. 

In Memory of M''^ Anna Dyar Wife to M^ John Dyar Ju She Died Oct. 15 
1776 in ye 51 year of her Age. She was Daugh'^ to Cap* Jonathan 
Payson of Woodstock. 

In memory of Elijah Dyer Esq'^ who departed this life February 15*^ AD 
1793 ^tat 76 Years. 

Ehjah Dyer Died Nov. 17, 1850 Aged 87. 

In Memory of Elizabeth Wife of Elijah Dyer who Died May 1, 1817 M 84. 

Harvey R. Dyer Born Feb. 19, 1808. Died Nov. 22, 1894. 

Sarah A. Wood his wife. Born Mar. 11, 1821 Died Sept. 19, 1913. 

In memory of Jareb son to Doc* Jareb Dyer & M^^^ Susannah his wife who 
died NovV3d 1793 aged 1 Year 11 months 

In memory of John son of M^ John Dyer & Anna his Wife he died Sep^ 17*^ 
1776 aged 5 years. 

In Memory of John Dyer Esq'^ Col. of ye ll*ii Regement In ye State of Con- 
necticut. A Judge in Windham County Court A Dabut^ At ye Gen* 
Assembly at Turns For 40 Years. The^ Posis he Sustained With Em- 
blemashed Carrector Till Impeaird With Age A Man of Sound Judg- 
ment & Unbyased Integrity Who Departed Tliis Life Feb ye 25, 1779 
In ye 87*^ Year of His Age. 

Octi^ ye 15 1776 Died Mahetabel Daughter of Elijah Dyer Esq'' & Mrs. Ehza- 
beth His Wife in ye 7 Year of her Age. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 47 

Manser Son of Ebenezer Dyer and Mehitabel, his wife he died August 218* 

1796 in the 6*^ year of his age. 
Mary, widow of EHjah Dyer Died Jan. 31, 1863. Aged 88. 
EUza F. Eaton Died July 17, 1868. Aged 22 yrs. 11 mos. & 5 days. 
Frances daughter of Walter & Jerusha Eaton died Oct. 20, 1839 M 10 yrs. 
Orra Luthera Daughter of D. F. & Orra Eaton Died Sept. 3, 1853. Aged 

22 yrs. 6 Mo. & 16 Ds. 
Walter Eaton Born July 24, 1802 Died Apr. 12, 1886. 

Jerusha his wife Born July 7, 1804 Died Nov. 3, 1890. 
Frances M. Edwards, Born Feb. 4, 1834 Age 57. 
Geo. D. Edwards Born Dec. 1, 1833, Age 49 yrs. 
Henry Edwards 1794-1859. 

His wife Abbie 1798-1870. 
RockweU Edwards 1833-1888. 
Sarah Edwards 1831-1897. 
Elizabeth A. wife of John D. Eldredge Died Sept. 4, 1858. Aged 33 yrs. 9 mo. 
In memory of Mrs. Abigail wife of Mr. Nehemiah Ensworth who died March 

2l8t 1801 in the 91st year of her Age. 
Our Sister Annis, daughter of Capt. Roswell & Polly Ensworth Died Dec. 29, 

1864, aged 55 yrs. 
In memory of Betty, daugh*^ to Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Betty Ensworth who died 

dec™ 11*^ 1702, in y^ 16*^ year of her age. 
In Memory of M"" Ezra Ensworth who departed this life Sep* [worn] 1788 in 

the 87*^ Year of his age. 
In Memory of M^^^ EHsabeth Ensworth wife to M' Ezra Ensworth 

who died June 18*^ 1788 in y® 58*^1 Year of her age. 
In Memory of Miss Lucretia, daugh* to M^ Ezra & M^s Elisabeth 
Ensworth who died March 7*^ 1788 in ye 23^ Year of her age. 
Memory of Miss Fanny Ensworth who died Jan. 4, 1850. Aged 59 
Jabez Ensworth died may 18*^ 1796 in ye 74*^ Year of his age. To whose 

memory this monument is erected by his friends. 
Mr. James Ensworth died May 1^^^ 1790 Aged 43 years. 
Mr. Jesse Ensworth Died Dec. 16, 1832 M 80. To whose memory and worth 

this Monument is erected by Moriah Lodge. 
John Ensworth Died Dec. 17, 1853 Aged 73. 
In Memory of M'^ Joseph Ensworth who Departed this Life Sep* 30*^ 1770 in 

ye 76 Year of his Age. 
memory of Joseph B. Ensworth, Son of Mr. John & Mrs. Polly Ensworth who 

died May 2^ 1814 aged 11 years. 
Lebbeus Ensworth Died Aug. 1, 1840. ^t. 69. 
In Memory of Lotilla ReUct of Jesse Ensworth Who died Nov. 23, 1835 aged 

78 years. 
In Memory of M^s Mary wife to M^ Joseph Ensworth who Departed this Life 

march 11*^^ 1766 in ye 70th Year of her Age. 
Mary Buswell wife of Nehemiah Ensworth Bom June 23, 1787 Died Aug. 10, 

1861 Aged 74 years. 
Mary E Daughter of Nehemiah & Mary B. Ensworth Dec. 9, 1818 — Jan. 29, 

1891. 
In Memory of M^s Mehetabel wife to Cap* Jabez Ensworth who Died march 

22d 1757 in ye 32^ year of her Age. 
This Stone is in memory of Mrs. Molly, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Ensworth who 

died June IS^^ 1813 aged 58 years. 
In Memory of M'" Nathaniel Ensworth who Departed this Life April 5, 1778 

in ye 81st year of his Age. 
This Stone is in memory of Mr. Nathaniel Ensworth who died April 27th 

1813 aged 61 years. 
Memory of Nathaniel Ensworth Jr. who died March 14, 1826 Aged 36. 



48 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

In memory of M^ Nehemiah son to M^ Nehemiah & Mrs Abigail Ensworth 

who died Octr 4^^h 1757 in ye 23^ Year of his age 
In Memory of M^" Nehemiah Ensworth who -died Dec 31^^ 1778 in ye 75*^^ 

Year of his age. 
Nehemiah Ensworth Born June 30 1779 Died June 12 1861 Aged 82 years. 
Memory of Polly Ensworth who died June 26, 1842. Aged 56. 
Polly Relict of John Ensworth Died Aug. 21, 1855. Aged 72. 
Polly wife of Capt. Roswell Ensworth Died Nov. 15, 1862, aged 79 yrs. 
In Memory of M'' Roswell Ensworth son to Cap* Jabez & Mehetabel Ens- 
worth he died May 11*^ 1776 in y® 22^ year of his age. 
Capt. Roswell Ensworth Died Jan. 12, 1852, Aged 67. 
In Memory of Rufus son to Cap<> Jabez & Mehetabel Ensworth he Died 

Febr 2d 1756 in his 6*^ year. 
In memory of M^ Samuel Ensworth, who died Feb'" 11*^ 1789, in the 53^ Year 

of his age. 
In Memory of M^s Sarah wife to M^ Samuel Ensworth. She Departed this 

hfe Nov. 26tii 1784 in the 30th year of her age. 
Septa Ensworth Died Oct. 3, 1845 aged 68 Years. 
In memory of Miss Sibel Ensworth who departed this life Oct^ 21st 1808 in the 

QS^ year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr^ SibSl the wife of Mr. Samuel Ensworth who died jan^'y y® 

5th 1769 in y** 24th year of her age. 
Thankful Wife of Lebbeus Ensworth, Died Dec. 5th i841, ^t. 54. 
Thomas B. Ensworth Born May 1, 1810 Died June 15, 1894. 
Calvin Farnham Born Sept. 23, 1808. Died Aug. 3, 1887. 
Louisa, wife of Calvin Farnham, Born Nov. 13, 1812. Died May 23, 1893. 
John Fernside Co. H. 11th Reg. ct. Vols, died Feb. 16, 1865, aged 34 yrs. 
In memory of Miss Eletheir Fish who died Sept 16th 1796 in y® 21 year of her 

age. 
In memory of Mrs. Esther wife to Capt John Fish who died July 13, 1793 in 

ye 87th Year of her age. 
In Memory of Miss Eunice Daughter of Mr. Nathan Fish who Departed this 

Life Dec. 9th AD 1804 in the 34th year of her age. 
In Memory of Capt John Fish he Departed this life July 4th i782 in ye 87 year 

of his Age. 
Departed this life July 7th 1813, Miss Philura daughter of Mr. Darius & Mrs. 

Sarah Fish, aged 98 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Darius Fish who died August 9th 1813 

aged 68 
Annett M. wife of Robert D. Fowler, Died March 24, 1895 aged 81 yrs. 
Carrie E. daughter of Charles R. & Emma E. Fowler Died Oct. 31, 1871. 

Aged 1 Y'r 11 Mos. 
Chas R. Fowler, May 21, 1838. June 27, 1873. 
Mary E. wife of Robert D. Fowler Died Sept. 29, 1859, aged 54 yrs. 
Robert D. Fowler Died April 7, 1897 aged 83 yrs. 11 mos. 
Charles M. Son of John M. & Sabrina Francis, Died Oct. 8, 1850, aged 12 

years. 
Esther W. Wife of John Francis, Died March 18, 1866, Aged 77 years. 
In memory of Irena Wife of John Francis Esq. who Died May 3, 1827, in the 

71st year of her age 
Isiah W. Francis Died Feb. 21, 1873, aged 41 y'rs. 
In memory of John Francis Esq. Who Died Jan. 24, 1826, in the 66th year of 

his age. 
John Francis Died June 1, 1868. Aged 75 years. 
John M. Francis Died Dec. 26, 1867, aged 70 yrs. 
Lydia, wife of John M. Francis; Died March 11, 1836, aged 37 years. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 49 

Oliver S. Francis Born June 7, 1829. Died July 29, 1907 

Sallie A Brown wife of Oliver S. Francis Died Jan. 30, 1888, aged 

52 years. 
Idelle May Daughter of 0. S. & S. A. Francis Died Aug. 6, 1867. 

aged 3 years 3 months 
Emma A. Daughter of 0. S. & S. A. Francis Died Oct 28, 1890, 
aged 31. 
Sabrina wife of John M. Francis, Died July 14, 1888, aged 79 yrs. 
Sarah C. daughter of John & Esther Francis. Died Aug. 17, 1848, in her 
2l8t Year. 
Also Nathaniel Francis Died Oct. 5, 1838, in Brady, Michigan, aged 
23 years. 
Susan A. Francis Died Nov. 28, 1893, Aged 75 years. 
Thomas C. Francis Born June 13, 1832, Died July 11, 1897. 

Jane E. Bennett His Wife Born June 11, 1837, Died Feb. 4, 1903. 
In memory of Mr. Daniel Frost who died march 24^-^ 1758 in y« 43 year of 
his age. 
Also in memory of Mrs. Elisabeth wife to Mr. Daniel Frost who died 
Aug* 20tb 1783 in ye m^^ year of her age. 
Daniel Frost Died Aug. 27, 1839, Aged 91 years. 

Phebe Frost, his wife Died Dec. 21, 1808, Aged 63 years. 
Louisa Clark wife of Daniel Frost, Bom May 5, 1790 Died March 9, 1833. 
Helen L. Danielson, May 17, 1821, June 24, 1905 
Roxanna Wheelock, wife of Daniel Frost, Born June 21-1797 Died 

June 30, 1855 Remains interred at Orange Mass. 
Daniel Frost, Born April 17, 1787, Died July 18, 1863. 
Gad Buckley, son of Asahel & Esther Goodspeed died Jan. 8, 1820 aged 

2 years & 9 months. 
Alexander S. Green Died Sept. 23, 1872, M 62 yrs. 

Lucy His Wife Died June 29, 1886 M 65 yrs. 
Elijah Green Died July 5, 1892. Aged 81 years. 
Jane wife of Elijah Green Died April 11, 1877 Aged 45 years. 
John S. Green Co. A. 18 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died June 5, 1864. 
Lois A. Wife of Ehjah Green, Died Feb. 25, 1870, Aged 60 years. 
Nathan B. Green Co F. 18 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Feb. 23, 1864. 
Elijah J. Greene Died Nov. 28, 1893 Aged 61 years. 
William H. Greene 1820-1883. 

SaUy Barber his wife 1814-1878. 

Children 
Nathan B. 1841-1864. 
Sarah 1846-1869. 
Hannah 1848-1895. 
Mason W. Greene 1845-1906. 
Abby M. wife of Lewis Harrington Born Aug. 23, 1829. Died June 11, 1913. 
Clarence D. Son of Lewis & Abby M. Harrington Died Nov. 18, 1861 ^11 

Y's. 4 mo. 
Clinton W. [? Harrington] Died Oct. 18, 1861 M 2 Y'rs. 8 mo. 
In loving memory of Courtland Robinson Harrington Aug. 23, 1856. May 

25, 1904 
Frank Ward Harrington Sept. 12, 1865. July 13, 1900 
Gertie A. daughter of L & A. M. Harrington Born July 1, 1861 Died Dec. 10, 

1870. 
Lewis Harrington Born Mar. 20, 1824. Died Oct. 18, 1885. 
Lillie B. daughter of L. & A. M. Harrington Born Jan. 28, 1868. Died 

Dec. 18, 1870. 
Abby K. wife of William Harvey Died July 22, 1878, aged 66 yrs. 
WilUam Harvey Died Aug. 7, 1890, aged 77 yrs. 



50 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Almira H. Wife of George W. Hatch Died Nov. 30, 1880 Aged 73 Yrs. 

George Hatch Died Oct. 12, 1845 Aged 66 

George W. Hatch Died April 26, 1893. Aged 82 yrs. 

OUve P. wife of George Hatch Died Oct. 4, 1840, Aged 57. 

Ehza Jane daughter of George B. & Susan J. Hazzard, died Sept. 13, 1848 

aged 3 yrs. & 11 mo's. 
George C. Hazzard Died Sept. 19, 1848, Aged 61. 
John Henry, Died Feb. 9, 1880, Aged 66 yrs. 

Capt. Asahel Herrick Died Nov. 16*^ 1806 In the 45*^ Year of his age 
Herrick Father and Mother 

Chauncey, Mar. 24, 1801 — Aug. 16, 1882. 

Almira his wife Oct. 10, 1807, Mar. 12, 1892. 

Juhus WilHams Born Nov. 24, 1831. Died Dec. 26, 1908. 
Daniel Herrick Died Apr. 28, 1792, Aged 36. 

Also OHve his wife Died Sept. 26, 1849 Aged 86. 
Darius Herrick Died Nov. 24, 1832. Aged 70. 

Sarah Herrick, wife of Darius Herrick Died Sept. 3, 1848, Aged 79. 
In Memory of Mr. Dyer Herrick who died April 28tii 1814 in the 41st year of 

his age. 
EmHy Herrick Born Feb. 10, 1820, Died Oct. 29, 1882. 
Corp. George Herrick, Co. A. 6 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Mar. 30, 1864. 

JE. 28. 
Hiram Herrick, Bom AprH 9, 1810 Died Dec. 8, 1888. 

Maria, His wife, Born Oct. 4, 1809 Died March 13, 1893. 

Mary Jane, Born June 27, 1832. Died Feb. 27, 1864. 

George, Born Sept. 15, 1836. Died Mar. 30, 1864. A member of 
sixth C. V. I. 

Reuben, Born Dec. 8, 1844. Died May 12, 1848. 
Children of Hiram & Maria Herrick. 
In memory of Mr. John Herrick who died Nov. 24*^ 1794 in y^ 65<^^ Year of 

his age. 
Ruben Herrick Died Dec. 6, 1843 aged 66. 

Abigail wife of Ruben Herrick Died Jan. 16, 1859 aged 78. 
Infant daughter of Chauncey & Almira Herrick Died Jan. 7, 1849 aged 6 

weeks. 
Albert B. Hicks Born July 10, 1851- 

Annie A. his wife Born Sept. 1, 1852 Died Mar. 7, 1910. 

CUnton M. Hicks Born Nov. 10, 1875. Died Sept. 5, 1908. 
Betsey Hicks Died July 22, 1899. iE 83 yrs. 5 mo. 
Charles Hicks unassigned Conn. Vols. Died Sept. 20, 1894. 
Chauncey B. Son of Charles & Laura E. Hicks Died Aug. 24, 1856, aged 4 yrs. 
Frederick 0. Son of E. E. & Clara J. Hicks. Died Oct. 2, 1895. Aged 6 yrs. 
George W. Hicks Died Jan. 30, 1880 M 68 yrs. 
Lester Hicks Co. G. 12 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Jan. 3, 1863. 
Ripley Hicks Co. G. 12 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Apr. 10, 1900. M. 75. 
Infant twin daughters of Charles & Laura E. Hicks: Died Jan. 19, 1850 
Abby G. wife of J. P. Horton Died Oct. 4 1856, aged 74 yrs. 
Jonathan P. Horton Died Jan. 17, 1863, aged 87 yrs. 
Samuel L. Hough Died Dec. 5, 1865, Aged 80 years 

Betsey Adams his wife Died July 30, 1867 Aged 77 years 
Mary wife of Jolm How Died March 26, 1829 — Aged 44 years. 
Augusta P. wife of Burrill J. Huhng Died Aug. 29, 1883. Aged 56 yrs. 
BurriU J. Huling Died May 12, 1892, Aged 67 yrs. 
Ray C. Huling Died Feb. 18, 1901, aged 20 yrs. 

Thankful M. wife of James B. Huhng, Born Jan. 30, 1843. Died June 24, 
1899. 

[To be concludedl 



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1916] James Junius Goodwin 51 

JAMES JUNIUS GOODWIN, LL.D. 

By Rev. Samuel Hart, D.D., of Middletown, Conn. 

James Junius Goodwin, a life member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society since 1884, for several years a member 
of its, Committee on English Research, and Vice-President of the 
Society from Connecticut for the years 1902-1915, died at his home 
in Hartford, Conn., 23 June 1915, in the eightieth year of his age. 

His descent was through James,^ James, ^ Jonathan,^ Ozias,^ and 
NathanieP from Ozias^ Goodwin, the head of the Connecticut family 
of that name and younger brother of William Goodwin, one of the 
company which in 1635 removed from Newtown in Massachusetts 
(now Cambridge) to Newtown in Connecticut (now Hartford), ruling 
elder of the church in Hartford, and one of the settlers of Hadley in 
1659. The first mention which we have of Ozias Goodwin is as an 
inhabitant of Hartford in 1639, granted two parcels of land ''by the 
town's courtesie." He died in 1683, at the age of 87. His descend- 
ants, in the line of the subject of this sketch, to use the words of one 
who knew their history well, ''have been prominent and useful 
citizens of Hartford, quiet and conservative, holding firmly to their 
own convictions, thrifty, home-loving, and public-spirited." James,^ 
the grandfather of James Junius, was captain of the First Company 
of the Governor's Foot Guard, and James,^ his father, was major of 
the First Company of the Governor's Horse Guard, while a brother 
Jonathan was major in the Foot Guard. Maj. James^ Goodwin, 
before he became of age, was entrusted with the general manage- 
ment of the stage lines running to the east of Hartford, which pres- 
ently employed forty coaches and over four hundred horses, with a 
system of fast expresses for the transmission of important news. 
This business he relinquished when the Hartford and New Haven 
Railroad, of which he was a director, came into successful operation. 
Later he was one of the original corporators of the Connecticut 
Mutual Life Insurance Company, a director, and its president for 
twenty-seven years. His business career was one of great courage, 
energy, and firmness, united with equal wisdom and caution; and 
his character was marked by perfect integrity and constant useful- 
ness to the community. Major Goodwin's wife was Lucy Morgan, 
daughter of Joseph and Sally (Spencer) Morgan of West Springfield 
(now Holyoke), Mass., and sister of Junius Spencer Morgan, who 
became illustrious in the world of finance. Her home was in Hart- 
ford from 1817 until her death in 1890. She was a woman whose 
character had wonderful beauty and strength, helpful in every good 
work, and of deep conviction in her religious faith, guiding the com- 
munity by sweet influences and acts of benevolence. 

Their oldest son, James Junius Goodwin, was born in Hartford 16 
September 1835. His childhood and youth were passed in his native 
city, his education being for a time in private schools, and later in 
the Hartford High School, which he attended from its opening in 
1847 until December 1851. For a few years following he was em- 
ployed in a number of clerical positions, and in 1857 he went abroad 

VOL. LXX. 4 



52 James Junius Goodwill [Jan. 

for eighteen months of study and travel. In the early part of the 
year 1859 he returned to the United States and accepted a position 
in the firm of William A. Sale and Compan}^ of New York, engaged 
in the Chinese and East India trade. He remained with them about 
two years, and then became the partner of his cousin, the late John 
Pierpont Morgan, who had just been given the American agency of 
the great London banking house of George Peabody and Company, 
of which his father was a member. The career of the Morgan firm 
is too widely known to need rehearsing here, and in fact Mr. Good- 
win remained a partner for only ten years, though the interests with 
which he was connected were always allied to Mr. Morgan's. In 
1871 the firm was reconstructed under the name of Drexel, Morgan 
and Company, Mr. Goodwin withdrawing from it, and indeed from 
all active business. He inherited through his father a large portion 
of his ancestors' Hartford property, which with the growth of the 
city had become a most valuable possession, and the care of which 
required much watchful attention. But though he was not now 
engaged in active business, he did not entirely sever his connection 
with the financial world in which he had played so important a part. 
On the contrary, his interests were very large and varied, and without 
doubt it is due in great measure to his skill and wisdom that the 
institutions with which he was connected had continued prosperit}^ 
Among these may be mentioned the Connecti-cut Mutual Life In- 
surance Company, the Hartford Fire Insurance Company, the Collins 
Company, the Connecticut Trust and Safe Deposit Company, the 
Holyoke Water Power Company, and the New York, Lake Erie and 
Western Railroad. 

But Mr. Goodwin was best known and is best remembered in the 
city of his birth for his activity in other departments of the city's 
life. There were few movements undertaken for the general welfare 
in which he was not a conspicuous participant, aiding with generous 
pecuniary gifts and also with his time and personal effort. He was 
proud of the beautiful city of which he and his forefathers had been 
residents for so many generations, and it was a pleasure for him to 
be active, and to be known as active, in its affairs. He was promi- 
nent in the general social life of the community and was a member 
of many organizations, such as the Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth 
Branch of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, the Connecticut Historical Society, of which he was 
vice-president for twenty-two years, the Society of Colonial Wars in 
the State of Connecticut, of which he was for two j^ears governor, 
and the Hartford Club. Having a residence in New York, he was 
also a member of several important clubs in that city, including the 
Union, the City, the Century, the Metropolitan, and the Church 
Club. He w^as for nearly twenty years a trustee of Trinity College, 
which in 1910 conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Laws. He 
was a communicant of the Episcopal Church, being also in Hartford 
a warden of Christ Church, where his father had been for many 3^ears 
vestryman, and in New York a vestrj^man and warden of Calvary 
Church. 

Mr. Goodwin was at great pains to preserve the earlj^ traditions 



1916] James Junius Goodwin 53 

and records of Christ Church, and it was due to his generosity in 
bearing the expense of publication that the extremely valuable and 
handsome volumes in which the history of the parish is traced in 
the form of annals and its register reproduced to the end of the year 
1900, by Dr. Gurdon W. Russell, were printed and distributed. He 
rendered a like, and even a greater, service to the town and the com- 
munity in providing for the transcription, editing, and publication 
of the first volume of '^ Hartford Town Votes, 1635-1716,'^ as volume 
6 of the Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, and also of 
the ''Original Distribution of Lands in Hartford among the Set- 
tlers, 1639," with later transfers and with ''Early Hartford Vital 
Records," as volume 14 of the same series — this latter a volume of 
632 pages text and 84 pages index; the two making an almost in- 
valuable contribution to the material available for the study of 
Colonial history, and that of a kind which required and received in 
its preparation the greatest possible pains to secure absolute accu- 
racy. His gifts to this society were many and well chosen, the 
most notable being the monumental "Victoria History of the Coun- 
ties of England." 

He rendered like service to the New England Historic Genealog- 
ical Society. When, on the death of Colonel Chester, it seemed 
very desirable that Mr. Henry FitzGilbert Waters should be induced 
to take up his residence in England and devote his time to genealogical 
researches for the English pedigrees of American families, Mr. 
Goodwin was the largest personal contributor to the fund, and he 
continued his gifts for this purpose through a period of seventeen 
years; he was also a contributor to the Society's building fund. 
Among the results of Mr. Waters's work, as is well known, v/ere the 
discovery of the parentage and provenance of John Harvard, the 
determination of certain questions in regard to the ancestry of 
George Washington, and the material for two large volumes of ab- 
stracts of wills and genealogical notes relating to the English origin 
of early American settlers. 

Part of Mr. Waters's investigations assisted Mr. Goodwin in carry- 
ing out his plan of providing for a thorough study of his own ancestry 
in all its backward-extended ramifications. In 1891 Mr. Goodwin 
put through the press a large volume on "The Goodwins of Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, Descendants of William and Ozias Goodwin," 
to which were prefixed a paper on "The Goodwins of East Anglia" 
by Rev. Augustus Jessopp, D.D., and a "Report on English Inves- 
tigations" by Henry F. Waters, A. M., together with a paper on 
"William Goodwin" (the Elder) by Rev. George Leon Walker, 
D.D., and one on "Ozias Goodwin" by Charles J. Hoadly, LL.D. 
The genealogical work was the compilation of Frank Farnsworth 
Starr, to whom all later volumes and fascicules published by Mr. 
Goodwin are indebted for thorough and precise investigation, study, 
and arrangement. In 1896 was printed "The Roberts Family of 
Simsbury, Connecticut, in the Line of Captain Lemuel Roberts, 
1742-1789," Eunice Roberts his daughter being the wife of James^ 
Goodwin; in the same year "The Williamson and Cobb Families, 
in the Lines of Caleb and Mary (Cobb) Williamson of Barnstable, 



54 James Junius Goodwin [Jan. 

Mass., and Hartford, Conn./' these being the parents of Martha 
Williamson who married Ozias^ Goodwin; also ''The Thomas 
Spencer Family of Hartford, Connecticut, in the Line of Samuel 
Spencer of Cromwell, Connecticut, 1744-1818," Samuel Spencer 
being the father of Sally Spencer who married Joseph Morgan 
and was the mother of Lucy wife of James^ Goodwin. In 1898 was 
printed ''The Newberry Family of Windsor, Connecticut, in the Line 
of Clarinda (Newberry) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, 1634- 
1866," the said Clarinda Newberry being the wife of Jonathan, 
brother of James^ Goodwin. In 1899 appeared "The Olcott Family 
of Hartford, Connecticut, in the Line of Eunice (Olcott) Goodwin, 
1639-1807," Eunice Olcott being the wife of Jonathan^ Goodwin. 
In 1903 there followed "The Eells Family of Dorchester, Massachu- 
setts, in the Line of Nathaniel Eells of Middletown, Connecticut, 
1633-1821," Martha Eells being the wife of Samuel Spencer above 
mentioned and grandmother of I^ucy Morgan wife of James^ Good- 
win; and in 1904 "The Miles Morgan Family of Springfield, Massa- 
chusetts, in the Line of Joseph Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, 
1780-1847," this being the Joseph Morgan who married Sally Spen- 
cer, the fourth in descent from Miles Morgan who w^as a resident 
of Springfield in 1644. There was also a volume (dated 1895) de- 
voted to the genealogy of the Edward Jackson family of Newton, 
Mass., a member of which is the wife of Mr. Goodwin's brother, 
the Rev. Dr. Francis Goodwin. And but a short time before 
Mr. Goodwin's death two volumes were printed under the title of 
"Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) 
Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut," one of 319 pages containing 
twenty-four Goodwin lines, the other of 481 pages containing twenty- 
nine Morgan lines. Of all these Mr. Starr was the compiler, his 
compilation resting on the most painstaking investigation; and it 
may well be doubted whether any one has undertaken and done for 
all the lines of his ancestry more than has here been done by Mr. 
James Junius Goodwin. With these belongs "The First Register 
of Saint Mary's Church, Bocking, Essex, England. Baptisms, 1561- 
1605; Marriages, 1593-1639; Burials, 1558-1628. Transcribed from 
the original for and privately printed [in an edition of 50 copies] 
by James Junius Goodwin," 1903. 

Mr. Goodwin had, as witnessed by the press at the time of his 
death, "an enlightened interest in many subjects and a desire to 
facilitate their study by others; largely absorbed m business, he 
found time for study on his own account, and provided facilities for 
more minute study by special students." It may well be added, in 
words which the present writer used at the time, that Hartford is 
indebted for much of its attractive beauty to him and to those w^ho 
have stood in close relation to him; and the prosperity of its literary 
institutions is largely due to their timely and generous gifts. There 
were no public legacies in his will; but in accordance with his ex- 
pressed wish and from a fund which he set aside for the purpose, 
substantial gifts have already been made to Christ Church, the 
Wadsworth Atheneum, the Connecticut Historical Society, Trinity 
College, Berkeley Divinity School, and other institutions. 



1916] Genealogical Research in England 55 

Mr. Goodwin married, 19 June 1873, Josephine Sarah Lippincott 
of Philadelphia, a descendant of one of the early settlers of Massa- 
chusetts who was later a patentee of the first English settlement in 
New Jersey. She survives her husband, with three sons, Walter 
Lippincott, James Lippincott, and Philip Lippincott; another son 
died in infancy. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from vol. 69, page 359] 
POMEROY 

Since the publication, in the Register of July 1913 and of January 1914,* 
of articles on the English ancestry of Eltweed Pomeroy, the immigrant 
ancestor of the Pomeroy family in New England, the conclusions reached in 
those articles have been questioned in various printed statements. There- 
fore the Committee on English Research wishes to inform the readers of the 
Register that in these printed statements no evidence has been presented 
that affects in the slightest degree the correctness of the conclusions given in 
the Register, namely, (1) that Richard Pomeroy of the armigerous family 
of Pomeroy of Berry-Pomeroy, co. Devon, who has been claimed as identi- 
cal with Richard Pomeroy of Beaminster, co. Dorset, the father of Eltweed 
Pomeroy, died without issue; and (2) that the parentage of Richard Pome- 
roy, father of Eltweed, has not yet been found. 

The Committee wishes also to repeat the statement that the illustration 
facing page 47 of the Register of January 1914 was presented as a true 
copy of Harleian MS. 1091, fo. 109, dorso. It was not represented to be a 
correct pedigree of the Pomeroy family. 

Chatfield 

The Will of Richard Chafylld of the City of Chichester, gent., 24 October 
1582. My body to be buried in the Cathedral Church of Chichester, against 
the library in the east end of the said church, decently and honestly. My 
will is that Francis my son, for and in consideration of my former goods and 
''cattel," shall see my body honestly buryed at his cost and charges according 
to his promise. I give 10s. to a preacher to preach at my burial. To Joane 
Est, my daughter, 20s. To Anne Kynswell 10s. The residue of all my 
goods and ''cattell," my debts paid and legacies performed, I give to Agnes 
my wife, whom I make my executrix. I desire Mr. Henry Blaxton and Mr. 
Daniell Gardener, residentiaries of the Cathedral Church of Chichester, to 
be overseers and to be a comfort and stay to my wife, and I give to them 10s. 
apiece. Witnesses: Henry Blaxton, Daniell Gardener, Richard Juxon, and 
Thomas Machyn. [Signed] Ry chard Chatfylld. This my very last will was 
read to me 18 June 1585 in presence of John Base, Henry Clerk, and John 
Browne, to whom I confessed it to be my last will. Proved 7 October 1586 
by Agnes, the relict and executrix. (Consistory of Chichester, vol. 14, fo. 
20b.) 

The Will of Frauncis Chatfield of the parish of Rumboldesweeke, co. 
Sussex, gentleman, 4 May 1594. To be buried in the parish church of Rom- 

* Vol. 67, pp. 261-262, and vol. 68, pp. 47-56. 



56 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

boldesweeke. To the mother church of Chichester 3s. 4d. My goods to 
be appraised between this and Michaelmas, and, my debts and legacies being 
paid, the residue to be equally divided among all my children, my son Rich- 
ard only excepted. My sons Francis, George, and Thomas, and my daughter 
Joane to have their portions within half a yesir after my decease, and my five 
other children as they shall come to their several ages of twenty-one years. 
My son Richard shall discharge my wife of all jointures, dowries, bonds, and 
other encumbrances that I stand bound in, for, and concerning his wife. To 
Anne Chatfield, daughter of my son Richard, 40s., to be paid to the said 
Richard for the use of the said Anne. . To my son Francis Chatfield all my 
lands in West Ashelinge now in the tenure of Thomas Bonye, John Linsey, 
and John White, containing one yardland, to him and his male issue, and 
for want of such to my son Richard and his male issue. The residue of my 
lands there, called Mudberyes, I leave to my son Richard, my wife to have 
the use of all my lands in West Ashelinge for life. To my servant William 
Humfrey a heifer and a calf. To my servant John Daunce a ewe. To my 
servant Robert Jawning 3s. 4d. [Signed] Frauncs Chatfeeld. Witnesses: 
George Chatfild, Anthony Smithe. Proved 14 June 1594, administration 
being granted to Anne Chatfield the relict and Francis Chatfield the son of 
the testator, no executor being named. (P. C. C, DLxy, 47.) 

The Will of George Chatfielde of the City of Chichester, co. Sussex, 
gent., 1 February 1599 [1599/1600]. To be bimed in the Cathedral Church 
of Chichester near my father. To the fabric of the said Cathedral Church 
12d. I will that there shall be distributed among the poor inhabitants, men 
and women, on St. George's day, 20s. Tw^enty bushels of wheat to be baked 
into bread and distributed among the poor of Chichester, and the same 
among the poor of Ovinge. To the Corporation of the Mayor and the 
Citizens of the City of Chicester one bowl with a cover, both being silver and 
gilt w^holly over and wTOUght with Imagerye embossed, which I will shall 
remain forever in the possession of the Mayor for the time being. My wife 
Agnes to have during her life the use and occupation of, and [the right of] 
dwelling freely in, the house wherein I now dwell; also haK of all my house- 
hold goods and plate (except the aforementioned bowl or cup), my bay colt, 
and, in lieu of her dower right in my lands, an annuity of £30 out of them. 
If she claim her dower right, all my legacies to her to be void. To my nephews 
Francis Chatfielde and George Chatfielde the reversion of my house where 
I now dwell, with appurtenances, after the death of my said wife, and the fee 
simple of all my messuage and garden with appurtenances in North Street 

in the City of Chichester, now in the tenure of Biggs, and all other 

my lands, tenements, barns, stables, gardens, and buildings vv^hatsoever in 
East Lane and in the Crane Lane in Chichester, to my said nephews and 
their heirs forever. All my estate, term of year, and interest in the leases 
held of WiUiain Rumbridge and John Lane in Chichester, and in my leases 
of certain lands without the North Gate of the City of Chichester called 
Penny acre and Horsdowne, which I hold to farm by grant of the Mayor and 
the Citizens of Chichester, my lease of a parcel of land called Ipthorne in 
the south suburbs of Chichester near to Stockbridge, held of the prebendary 
of the Prebend of Ipthorne in the Cathedral Church of Cliichester, the lease 
of the rectory and parsonage of South Mondham, and the lease of the farm of 
Groves in the parish of Ovinge, held by demise and grant of Richard Chat- 
feilde, gent., my late father, my lease of a messuage with a barn and lands in 
Ovinge called Petittsholde and in the farm and rectory or parsonage of 
Ovinge, with all orchards, gardens, barns, stables, stalls, and other edifices 
held by demise of George Holmeden, gentleman, deceased, and all my goods, 
chatties, cattle, corn, and moveables remaining on said farms and lands, 
except as before bequeathed to my wife, I give to my nephews Francis Chat- 



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feilde and George Chatfeilde, on condition that they pay the said annuity 
of £30 to my wife Agnes and all other legacies in this my will. To Johan 
Chatfeilde, sister of the said Francis and George, £50 within three years 
after my decease. To Thomas Chatfeilde and Robert Chatfeilde, brothers 
of the said Francis and George, £50 each within four years after my decease. 
To William Chatfeilde and Edward Chatfeilde, brothers of the said Francis 
and George, £50 each within five years after my decease. To James Chat- 
feilde and Drewe Chatfeilde, brothers of the said Francis and George, £50 
each within six years after my decease. To my godson Richard Chatfeilde, 
son of Richard Chatfeilde eldest brother of the said Francis and George, 
£10 at the age of twenty-one years. To George Waite, son of Nicholas 
Wayte, £10 to put him apprentice, and if he be not apprenticed, then to be 
paid to him at the age of twenty-one years. To each of my sisters, Joane 
Este and Elizabeth Ancill, £10 within one year after my decease. To my 
servant Thomas Grigge £10 within four years after my decease. To my 
servant Jane Legge £5 toward the finding of her into some copyhold. To 
John Tufte, Henry Browne, and Thomas Pryce, my servants, half a quarter 
of barley apiece, and to all the rest of my servants a quarter of barley. I 
make my nephews Francis Chatfeilde and George Chatfeilde my executors, 
and before proving my will they shall enter into a bond of £800 to my over- 
seers. I make Mr. William Holland and Mr. John Cawley, Aldermen of the 
City of Chichester, my overseers, and give to them 40s. apiece. [Signed] 
George Chatfeld. Witnesses: Augustine Hitchcock, Thomas Hills, Richard 
Chatfielde, and William Watts. Proved 9 February 1599 [1599/1600] by 
Francis Chatfeilde and George Chatfeilde, executors named in the will. 
(P.C.C, Wallopp, 11.) 

Administration on the goods of Richard Chatfield of the City of Chi- 
chester was granted 4 December 1609 to Elizabeth, his relict. Inventory, 
£92. 12s. 4d. (Peculiar of the Dean of Chichester, Diary, 1577-1626, fo. 46.) 

Administration on the goods of George Chatfeild of Pagham was granted 
13 November 1619 to Margaret Chatfeild, widow and relict. Inventory, 
£8. 8s. 4d. (Peculiar of Pagham and Tarring Deanery, Diary, 1614-1639, 
fo. 13.) 

Administration on the goods of William Chatfeild, late in parts beyond 
the seas, was granted 3 November 1626 to his sister, Elizabeth Hulett. 
(P.C.C, Administration Act Book, 1626, fo. 115.) 

The Will of Edward Chatfeild of London, gent., 27 February 1626 
[1626/7]. Bound on a voyage to the East Indies in the Ship Mary belonging 
to the East India Company. Universal legatee and executor, my brother 
James Chatfeild, citizen and fishmonger of London. Witnesses: John 
Warner and Scr. [sic] Thomas. Proved 17 December 1629 by the executor 
named in the will. (P.C.C, Ridley, 109.) 

The Will of Frauncis Chatfeild of Groves in the parish of Oving, co. 
Sussex, gentleman, 15 May 1627. To be buried beside my wife in the Sub- 
deanery parish in the City of Chichester. To the high church of Chichester 
2s. To the poor of the Subdeanery parish 20s. To the poor of Oving 20s. 
To my son Francis and his heirs forever my tenement and lands called Burrs 
in Pagham and a close adjoining containing three acres, bought of John 
Bennet of Bognor. To my son Thomas my house in East Lane in West Street 
in the City of Chichester, with all the barns, stables, storehouses, buildings, 
orchards, and gardens, and my house and gardens in North Street. If either 
of my said sons Thomas or Francis die before reaching the age of twenty-one 
years, reversion to the survivor. To my eldest daughter, Katherine, £200 
out of my lands in Chichester and Pagham, £100 within three months after 



58 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

my death and the remaining £100 to be paid £20 a year for five years. The 
residue of the profits of said lands I leave for the maintenance of my younger 
sons and daughters during the minority of my sons. To my other daughters, 
Dorothy, Mary, Sisly, Ann, Alice, Elizabeth, and Jane, £100 apiece at the 
age of twenty-one years or day of marriage, and until such time the profits of 
said portions are to go toward the maintenance of my said sons and daughters. 
Whereas my eldest son, John Chatfield, is to have the house and lands called 
Grouves in Oving, wherein I now dwell, by way of survivorship, we being 
joint purchasers, I give him all my right in it, and make him my executor. 
I make Mr. William Strudwicke, Mayor of Chichester, and Thomas Farring- 
ton, Alderman of Chichester, my overseers in trust to enter on my personal 
estate and pay my legacies, and I give to each of them 20s. To my brothers 
Richard Chatfeild, William Chatfeild, and James Chatfeild £5 apiece. 
Witnesses: Thomas Carr, John Strudwicke, and Thos: Wright, not. pub. 
Proved 1 November 1627 by John Chatfeild, son and executor. (P.C.C., 
Skinner, 115.) 

The Will of Henry Chatfeild [the probate act styles him of North Mund- 
ham], 28 January 1636 [1636/7]. To be buried in the churchyard. To the 
High Church of Chichester 6d. To Habell Ingram my son-in-law 12d. To 
my son John Chatfield 12d. To my son Edward Fowle 12d. To my son 
Francis Chatfeild £100, providing that he surrender his estate in those copy- 
hold lands that he is estated in unto his brother Thomas Chatfeild, w^hich if 
he refuse to do, I give him 12d. for his portion. To my son Norrisses chil- 
dren, George, Annis, and Joseph, £15 to be equally divided among them at 
the age of twenty-one. If my son Francis die before the age of twenty-two 
years, reversion of his portion to my sons Thomas Chatfeild and George 
Chatfeild, equally divided. If my son Thomas die, then my lands shall go to 
Francis Chatfeild, and if Francis die, then to George. To my younger son, 
George Chatfeild, £100 at the age of twenty-one, and if he do not live so long, 
reversion to my sons Francis Chatfeild and Thomas Chatfeild, equally 
divided. To my wife Jane the use of my lands for life, and my best bed 
furnished. Executor: Edward Fowle. Overseers: Thomas Peirse and John 
Smith, to each of whom I give 3s. 4d. [Signed] The mark of Henry Chat- 
feild. Witnesses: Thomas Whight and John Buckner. Proved 3 March 
1636 [1636/7] by Jane Chatfeild, Edward Fowle, the executor named in the 
will, first renouncing. (Consistory of Chichester, vol. 19, fo. 54.) 

The Will of Jane Chatfeild of North Mundham, co. Sussex, widow, 
15 March 1638 [1638/9]. To the poor of North Mundham 20s. My late 
husband Henry Chatfeild left by will to Francis Chatfeild, his and my son, 
£100, provided that he should surrender to his brother his estate in copyhold 
lands wherein he is estated, and if he refused, he gave ium 12d. He be- 
queathed to his and my youngest son, George Chatfeild, £100 at the age of 
twenty-one if he lived so long, and if not, to be equally divided between 
Francis Chatfeild and Thomas Chatfeild his brothers. He gave me the use 
of his lands for life, and bequeathed 12d. to Edward Fowle, whom he made 
executor. After he died, the said Edward Fowle renounced said will, and I 
took administration of the estate, amounting to £118. 4s. 4d. Whereas my 
husband did owe certain debts on specialties, I will that all my husband's 
debts and legacies shall be paid according to his will. I give to my youngest 
son, George Chatfield, all the goods late my first husband Wickham's and 
which were not prised in the inventory of my said last husband Henry Chat- 
feild. To my son Thomas Chatfeild a pair of the best wearing sheets. To 
my son Francis Chatfeild another pair of sheets. To my grandchild Thomas 
Wykeham another pair of sheets. Whereas my husband Henry Chatfeild 
did take on lease from the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of 
Chichester a parcel of land and two garden plots, with appurtenances, con- 



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taining 25 acres, lying at Fisher in the parish of North Mundham, called 
Sowthees, for the lives of Richard Parker and William Parker his brother 
and John Fayers and of the longest liver of them, at the annual rent of 
26s. 8d. and a couple of capons, on which land he built a barn and certain 
stalls or cow houses for cattle, now it is my will that the profits of the said 
land shall be used to pay the legacies and debts of my said husband, if any be 
unpaid, and also for the performing of this my present will and the payment 
of all charges and debts. My executors shall take no damage or loss, as any 
of my children whom my will and the estate of my husband Henry Chatfeild 
do principally concern are all under age,* and that is their great courtesy and 
kindness to me and my said children that they take upon themselves the exe- 
cution of my will. My executors to renew the lease of Sowthees for three 
lives, if the said term be ended by the deaths of the said Richard Parker, 
WiUiam Parker, and John Fayers before my will and my husband's be per- 
formed. And after they be performed and the fines paid for the new lease 
(if any), the remainder of the term to my son Thomas. I make my sons-in- 
law William Langrish and Edward Fowle executors in trust, and give to them 
40s. apiece above their charges. To Elizabeth, the wife of Edward Fowle, 
who is my daughter, 12d. To Myriam my daughter, wife of Abell Ingram, 3s. 
I desire Thomas Perce to be my overseer, and give to him 12d. [Signed] 
The handmark of Jane Chatfeild. Witnesses: John Buckner, Elizabeth 
White, widow, her mark, Thomas Ingram, and Nathaniell Yeoman. Proved 
22 March 1638 [1638/9] by the executors named in the will. (Consistory of 
Chichester, vol. 20, fo. 127.) 

The Will of Francis Chatfeild of the City of Chichester, Gent., 26 April 
1642. To be buried near my father and mother in the Cathedral Church of 
Chichester. To my sister Githens £70. To my brother Thomas Chatfeild 
£60, a mare, apparel, saddles, etc. To my sister Chambers £50. To my 
sister Hinkson 20s. for a ring. To my sister Violett £50. To my sister 
Elizabeth Standen £50. To my sister Jane Chatfeild £50. My tenement 
and lands in Pagham called Burrs and a three acre close which my father 
bought of John Bennett to be sold by my executor to pay my debts and 
legacies. Executor: my brother John Chatfeild. Overseers: my friend 
Richard Peckham of Up Marden, gent., and John Baylie of Houghton. To 
Mary Comber my trunk, a silver spoon, and a Bible. To WiUiam Maunser 
my silver hatchet, sword, and an embroidered belt. To my brother John 
Gittens my books, except the said Bible, and three pair of boots which 
William Bridger brought from Mundham. Witnesses: Stephen Humffrey, 
Edward Manninge, and WiUiam Manser. Proved 16 September 1645 by the 
executor named in the wiU. (P.C.C., Rivers, 118.) 

Chatfield Entries in the Registers of the Parish of All Saints 
IN THE Pallant, Chichester, CO. SussEX, 1563-1 640t 

1595 Richard Chatfeelde and Elizabeth Lupsome married 15 September. 
1613 Richard Chatfeilde and Jane Bassett married 23 February [1613/14], 
1617 Francis son of Richard Chatffeeld baptized 8 February [1617/18]. 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Andrew, Chichester, 

CO. Sussex, 1568-1640 

1595 Frauncs Chatfeeld and Marie Cawley married 7 October. 

Chatfield Entries in the Registers of the Parish of St. 
Bartholomew, Chichester, co. Sussex, 1571-1620 

1594 Richard son of Richard Chatfeld gent, buried 26 January [1594/5]. 
1597 Jane daughter of Richard Chatfeld baptized 1 May. 

* She was in error. Francis at any rate was over age by almost, if not quite, a year. 
t The record of marriages for 1581 and the record of burials for 1579 are missing. 



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1598 Mistress Chatfeld had a chrisom buried 26 April, which was not baptized. 

1598 Jane daughter of Richard Chatfield buried 21 August. 

Chatfield Entries in the Registers of the Parish of St. Pancras, 

Chichester, co. Sussex, 1558-1640 

1588 Edwarde Chatffielde and Margrite* Smithe widow married 23 July. 
1588 Edward Chatfield buried 6 January [1588/9]. 

1612 Mr. Robert Adyn M[aste]r of Artes and Elizabeth Chatfield widow 
married 16 June. 

Chatfield Entries in the Registers of the Parish of St. 
Peter the Great, Chichester, co. Sussex, 1568-1637 

Baptisms'\ 

1601 Kateren Chatfeelde 4 January [1601/2]. 
1606 Mary Chatfild 30 September. 

1609 Anne Chatfield [day and month not given]. t 

1618 Jane Chatfeeld daughter of Mr. Francis Chatfeeld 21 June. 

Marriages 

1603 Richard Chatfeeld and Sisly Harrison 6 June. 

1628 Thomas Chambers of Southampton and Marie Chatfield of this parish 

15 December, by licence. 

Burials 

1586 ''Richiis Chatfeild sepult eodem die [xxvjo July]." 
1591 Em a Chatfeilde 7 August. 

1599 ''Geo: Chatfeild maior ciue*^ Cicestre sepultus quinto ffebr" [1599/ 

1600]. 

1602 Ann Chatfeelde 2 March [1602/3]. 
1609 Richard Chatfild 14 November. 
1612 Francis Chatfild 27 December. 

1618 Marie Chatfeeld the wife of Mr. Francis Chatfeeld 23 June. 
1627 Francis Chatfield gent 22 May. 

From the Parish Registers of North Mundham, co. Sussex, 

1558-1647§ 

1614 Henry Chatfeild buried 14 [illegible; recorded between June and No- 
vember]. 

1617 ''Francis filius Henry Chatfeild for South Mundha" baptized [day and 
month not given; between 24 February 1616/17 and 11 May 1617]. 

1619 Helen filia Mr. Richard Chatfeilde baptized 25 April. 

1625 Certificate by Ric: Chatfeild and others that on 10 July the Articles 
of Convocation of 1562 were read by Joseph Lister, M.A., vicar of 
North Mundham. 

1629 Sarah daughter of Henry Chatfeilde buried 3 April. 

1629 George son of George Norris of Mundham baptized 21 March [1629/30]. 

1632 [? Annis] daughter of George Norris baptized 10 March [1632/3]. 

1633 Land scot for the west part of Mundham parish. Henry Chatfeild 

2 coats. 1 1 

1633 Land scot for Runcton, the east part of Mundham parish. Mr Chat- 
feilde half a yardland. 

1633 Abell Ingram and Miriam Chatfeilde married 14 May. 

* She is called Joane in the marriage licence and in her husband's will. 

t The record of baptisms from 20 July 1607 to 30 April 1618, inclusive, is missing. 

X This entry is found in the Bishop's transcripts of the parish registers. 

§ The records for the years 1642-1646 are missing. 

11 A coat or cote was a measure of land. 



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1634 John son of Abel Ingram baptized 2 November. 

1635 Marthah daughter of Mr. WiUiam Langrish and Martha his wife 

baptized 7 June. 
1635 Joseph son of George Norris and Margaret his wife baptized 1 Janu- 
ary [1635/6]. 

1635 Thomas son of Abell Ingram and Miriam his wife baptized 28 February 

[1635/6]. 

1636 Henry Chatfeilde buried 1 February [1636/7]. 

1637 Marthah daughter of Mr. WiUiam Langrish and Marthah his wife 

buried 7 August. 
1637 Isake son of Abell Ingram and Miriam his wife baptized 16 December. 

1637 Richard son of Mr. William Langrish and Martha his wife baptized 

25 February [1637/8]. 

1638 Isake son of Abell Ingram and Miriam his wife buried 21 January 

[1638/9]. 
1638 Jane Chatfeilde widow buried 17 March [1638/9]. 
1640 Henry son of George Norris and Margaret his wife baptized 14 March 

[1640/1]. 

Chatfield Entries in the Parish Registers of Oving, co. Sussex, 

1561-1645 

Baptisms 

1602 Jane daughter of Mr. George Chatfield 6 January [1602/3]. 

1605 John son of Willyam Chatfield gent. 6 October. 

1607 Ehzabeth daughter of Willyam Chatfielde gent. 21 February [1607/8]. 

1609 Willyam son of WiUyam Chatfielde 27 March. 

1610 Edward son of Mr. Willyam Chatfield gent. 19 August. 

1611 Samuell son of Mr. WiUiam Chatfeild gent. 20 January [1611/12]. 
1614 Richard son of Willm Chatfeild 6 November. 

1617 John son of Willm Chatfield of Ovinge 1 September. 
1623 Sarah daughter of Wilhn Chatfeild 21 January [1623/4]. 
1640 William son of WiU: Chattfeild and Margaret t 3 November. 
1642 John son of WilUam Chattfeild and Margarett 9 August. 

Marriage 
1627 Thomas Comb'^ and Catherine Chattfeild 18 December. 

Burials 

1602 Infant of George Chatfield gentleman 16 October. 
1607 Frauncis son of WiUiam Chatfielde gent. 29 March. 

1612 Edwarde son of Mr. William Chatfeild 4 August. 
1614 SamueU son of Mr. WiUiam Chatfeild 7 AprU. 
1629 Elizabeth Chatfeild 23 May. 

1642 Margarett wife of William ChattfeUd 9 August. 
1642 Sarah wife of WiUiam Chattfeild Sen. 12 September. 

1644 WiUiam son of WiUiam Chattfeild 27 May. 

1645 John son of WiUiam ChattfeUd 19 AprU. 

Marriage Licences Issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury 
IN HIS Peculiar Court of Pagham and Tarring 

1595 Richard Chatfeylde of Northmundam and Elizabeth Lupson of Chi- 
chester, widow, 15 September. To be married at All Saints in the 
Pallant, Chichester. 

1625 Laurence Hulett of the City of London, gent., and Ehzabeth Chatfeyld 
of Northmundham, spinster, 17 September. Sureties : said Laurence 
Hulett, Richard Chatfyld of Northmundham, gent., and William 
Wickman of Chichester, vintner. To be married at Pagham. 



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Marriage Licences Issued by the Bishop of Chichester 

1592 Richard Chatfeld Junior of Wyke, gent., and Anne Cowper, widow, 

3 January [1592/3]. 
1595 Francis Chatfeilde of Rumbaldswike and Mary Cawley of Chichester, 

6 October. 

Marriage Licences Issued by the Dean of Chichester 

1588 Edward Chatfeild of St. Pancras of Chichester and Joan Smith of 
Pagham, widow, 10 July. 

1603 Richard Chatfeild of St. Peter's near Guildhall,* Chichester, and Cicely 
Harrison of Subdeanery alias St. Peter the Great, Chichester, maiden, 
31 May. To be married at St. Peter the Great aUas Subdeanery, 
Chichester. 

1612 Robert Adjm, clerk, M.A., curate of Wivelsfeild, and Elizabeth Chat- 
feild of Chichester, widow, 15 June. Sureties: said Robert Adjm, 
John Lyliat, clerk, rector of St. Pancras, Chichester, and Valentine 
Austin of the same, gent. To be married at St. Pancras, Chichester. 

1627 Thomas Chambers of the town and county of Southampton, merchant, 
and Mary Chatfield of Chichester, maiden, 14 December. To be 
married at the Subdeanery alias St. Peter the Great, Chichester. 

From the Records of the Peculiar Court of the Archbishop 

OF Canterbury at Chichester 

1576, 24 October. George Chatfeild, farmer of the rectory of Pagham, sued 
Robert Shawe of South Mundham in the Archbishop's Court for 
libelling his, the said George Chatfeild's, wife. The said Robert 
Shawe acknowledged having spoken ill words of Mistress Chatfeild 
of Bolney. (Administration Books, vol. 4.) 

Chatfield Entries in the Municipal Records of Chichester 

1565, 8 October. At the Queen's Court held at the Guildhall John Chatfelde 

sues Robert Barnham. 
1565, 15 October. Roger Dellander sues John Chatfeld. 
1565, 30 October. John Chatfelde sues Richard Smith of Chittmglye, 

yeoman. 
1565, 30 October. William Lane and Ahce his wife, executrix and last wife 

of Thomas Smithe, late of Lewes, yeoman, sue John Chatfilde for 

debt. The action concerns a tenement called Croydens in Lewes, 

and has been removed out of the Queen's Court at Westminster to 

the local court at Chichester. 
1575, 9 May. John Chatfeld, clerk, sues Anne Harris. 
1575, 17 Jidy. The case of John Chatfeld against Anne Harris is removed 

to the Queen's Court at Westminster. 
1600, 15 September. Francis Chatfeld and George Chatfeld, gentlemen, sue 

Mr. Mathew Vane, gentleman. 

1603, 17 October. Sessions of the Peace. Richard Chatfeild, juror. 

1604, 7 May. Presentments made of the Lower Ward in North Street [that 

is, mthout the North Gate]: Mr. Richard Chatfeilde amerced 4d. 
for being absent. We present Mr. Francis Chatfeilde for laying 
dung before his stable door in Crane Lane, and we merce him there- 
fore 4d. and pain him in 3s. 4d. to carry it away by the tenth of June 
next. 

1605, 24 October. Richard Chatfild, gentleman, juror. 
1605, 9 December. Ry chard Chatfelde, juror. 

* St. Peter the Less. 



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1605, 16 December. Rychard Chatfelde, juror. 

1606, 6 October. Richard Chatfeild, gentleman, juror. 

1607, 9 November. At a Court-Leet Richard Chatfield of the Nether Ward 

of West Street was fined for absence from law day. 

1607, 9 November. At the same court, among the names of those of the 

Lower Ward in North street appear Francis Chatfyld, gent., essoin 
[i.e., excused], and Richard Chatfyll, gent. 

1608, 16 January [1608/9]. Court of the Justice of the Peace. Francis 

Chatfield, gent., and Richard Chatfeild, gent., jurors. 

1609, 8 May. Sessions of the Peace. Richard Chattfeld, juror. 

1611, 4 November. Thomas Farrington sues Francis Chatfeeld of the City 

of Chichester, gent. 
1612 [before 9 November]. At a Court held before this date John Moore sues 
Elizabeth Chatfeeld for debt. 

1612. At the same court Robert Downer, citizen and scissor merchant of 

London, sues Edward Chatfeeld of Detford [? Deptford, co. Kent] 
for debt. 
1612, 8 February [1612/13]. Edward Rose sues Richard Chatfield, gent. 

1615. Francis Chatfeld, Bailiff of the Liberty of the City of Chichester. 

1616, 14 July. Francis Chatfeeld, gent., Bailiff of the Liberties of the City 

of Chichester. 

From Lay Subsidies for co. Sussex* 

1 Edward III [1327-8]. 
Rape of Lewes, Hundred of Strete, Township of Strete. 

Willo de Cattefeld j s. ix d. 

(Lay Subsidies, 189/3.) 

6 Edward III [1332-3]. 
Rape of Lewes, Hundred of Strete, Township of Strete. 

Willo de Chettefeld j s. vj d. 

(76., 189/4.) 

Collected 1523. Delivered 6 April, 15 Henry VIII [1524]. 
Rape of Lewes, Hundred of Strete. 

Ricus Chatfeld in lands xx s. iiij d. 

Thomas Chatfeld Jun. in goods x li. v s. 

Willo Chatfeld in lands xx s. • iiij d. 

Johes Chatfeld Jun. in goods x li. v s. 

Johes Chatfeld Sen. in goods xxx li. xxx s. 

(lb., 189/119.) 

Collected 1523. Delivered 17 April, 15 Henry VIII [1524.] 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, West Street. 

Richard Chatfeld in goods 

(lb., 189/158). 

Delivered 10 January, 16 Henry VIII [1524/5]. 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, West Street. 

Richard Chatfeld in goods xl li. xl s. 

(lb., 189/130.) 

Collected 1544. Delivered 18 AprU 1545. 
Rape of Chichester, Tithing of Almodington. 

Richerd Chatfeld vj s. viij d. 

(lb., 190/199.) 

Collected 1544. DeHvered 1 May, 37 Henry VIII [1545]. 

Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Manwood. 

Richard Chatfelde in lands ix li. xviij d. 

(lb., 190/223.) 
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64 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Delivered 4 March, 37 Henry VIII [1545/6]. 
Rape of Lewes, Hundred of Street. 

Robert Chatfeld in goods xv li. xv s. 

Ric Chatfeld in goods vi li. iv s. 

(76., 190/211.) 

Delivered 12 June, 38 Henry VIII [1546]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Manwood. 

Richard Chatfelde in lands ix li. iii s. 

(76., 190/225.) 

Collected 1546. Delivered 24 April, 1 Edward VI [1547]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Westbourne and Singleton. 

Ric Chatfeld in lands ix li. xviij s. 

(76., 190/220.) 

Delivered 30 September, 14 Elizabeth [1572]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Manwood, Sidlesham. 

Rychard Chatfeld gent in lands xxvj li. 

xxxiiij s. viij d. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Bosham. 

Frauncys Chatfelde, Sessor, in goods xx li. 

viij s. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Aldweeke, Pagham. 

George Chatfeld in goods xx li. xx s. 

(76., 190/283.) 

Delivered 25 September, 38 EUzabeth [1596]. 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, The Easte Streete. 

George Chatfeelde gent in Goodes viij li. 

viij s. 
(76., 190/333.) 

Delivered 25 September, 39 EHzabeth [1597]. 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, The East Street and ward without 
Eastgate. 

George Chatfeelde gent, in Goodes viij li. 

XX j s. iiij d. 
(76., 190/335.) 
39 Ehzabeth [1596-7]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Box and Stockbridge. 

Willm Chatfeild, Sessor, in lands xx s. iiij d. 

(76., 190/338.) 
41 Elizabeth [1598-9].* 
[Received] of Richard Chatfeilde of the p'ishe of St. Bartholomew^es gent 
pettie collector for the Hundred of Box & Stockbridge xxix score U. xviij s. 
viij d. 

(76., 190/337.) 

Commission to Collectors 25 September 1599. 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, The Easte Streete. 

George Chatfeeld in Gooddes viij li. xxj s. iiij d . 

(76., 190/336.) 

Delivered 28 September, 8 James I [1610]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Bosham. 

Richard Chatfeild, gent., Sessor, in lands vi li. 

xvj s. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Aldweeke, Pagham. 

Henrye Chatfeildj in goods iiij li. vi s. viij d. 

* The subsidy itself has not been preserved. AU that remains is an account of the 
amounts received from the collectors for each hundred, 
t See p. 65, first footnote. 



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Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Box and Stockbridge, Hunston. 

Henry e Chatfeild* in goods iij li. vs. 

{lb., 191/351.) 

Commission to Collectors 20 September 1610. 
Rape of Chichester, City of Chichester, The West Street. 

Fraunces Chatfeild gent, in goods vi li. x s . 

(lb., 191/350.) 
18 James I [1620-1]. 
Rape of Chichester, Hundred of Aldweeke, Pagham. 

Henry Chatfeild in goods iiij li. iiij s. 

{lb., 191/365.) 

[The rest of the Chatfield material will be published in the Register of April 
1916. — Editor.] 

[To be continued] 



SUNDRY DOCUMENTS RELATING TO WITCHCRAFT 

IN JMASSACHUSETTS 

Transcribed by George Walter Chamberlain, M.S., of Maiden, Mass. 

Of the following documents relating to persons accused of witch- 
craft in Massachusetts, the second and last are to be found in the 
Massachusetts Archives in Boston, and the others are preserved in 
the Middlesex Court Files at Cambridge. 



Sam" Whitmore Constable of Cambridge ffarms [Lexington] receivinge a 

Warrant from the Dep* Governor bearing date february (90) to aprehend 

the person of Goodwife Gleason and have her before Lawfull authorit being 

suspected to be a Witch y® Nessessary charges y* I was at is as followeth: 

Imps jj^y self & iiors 4 miles to Sumons two Witnesses in y® Case 00 04 00 

My self two men & horses to aprehend s^ Woman & convey 

her before authority 00 09 06 

Nessessary reseshm* [sic, ? refreshment] in money 00 01 06 

00 15 00 

Charlestown June 19, 1691 Samuel Whitmore 

Allowed in Courtf 

II 

[The Account of John Arnold for sundry expenses in connection with the 
gaol at Boston, and for the keep of certain prisoners under accusation of 
witchcraft March to May 1692]J 

Boston The Countrey is Dr. 

1691 March 9 To Chaines for Sarah Good & Sarah Osbourn . . £00:18:00. 
14 To Keeping Lewis Hutchins 8 weeks at 2^ 6^ £01:00:00. 

* A mark in the left-hand margin indicates that he had already been taxed in another 
parish. 

t Middlesex Court Files, package marked "County Court Adjournment, May 
1691." 

t The words enclosed in brackets are taken from the description of this document in 
the index in the State House, Boston. 



66 Documents relating to Witchcraft [Jan. 

1692 Apr. 5 To 2 blanketts for Sarah Goods Child p'' order . . £00 :10 :00. 
29 To 500 foot boards to mend the Goal & prison 

house £01 :10:00. 

To 4 locks for the Goal £00:08:00. 

To 2ib Nails £00:03:00. 

To repairing the prison house £02:08:00. 

May lOtti To 3 large Locks for the Goal £00:09:09. 

23 To Shackles for 10 prisoners £02:00:00. 

29 To 1 pr of Irons for Mary Cox £00:07:00. 

To Sarah Good of Salem villedge from the 7^^ 

of March to ditto l^t June 12 weeks at 2^ 6^ £01 :10:00. 
To Rebecca Nurse of same place from the 12th 

April 7 weeks and one day at 2^ 6^ £00:17:10. 

To George Jacob 6 weeks & 4 dayes from y® 12*^ 

May £00:16:04. 

To John Proctor & Elizabeth his Wife from the 

12th April to the l^t of June at 5^ £01 :15:00. 

To Susanna Martin of Amsbury from y® 2d May 

to the 1st of June 4 weeks & 2 days £00:10:08. 

To Bridget Bishop als GUver of Salem from y® 

12tii of May 20 days at 2^ 6d pr week £00:07:00. 

To Alice Parker of Salem from y© 12th of May 

to the l^t of June 20 days at 2^ 6^ £00:07:00. 

To George Burroughs 7 weeks from 9th of May . . £00 :17 :06. 
To Sami Passanauton an Indian 8 weeks & 4 

days from the 9th of Aprill at 2« 6d pr week ... £01 :03 :05 . 
To Roger Toothaker of 

Salem villidge 
To John Willard of 

Salem villidge 
To the Keeping of Sarah Osbourn from the 7th 

of March to the 10th of May when she died 

being 9 weeks & 2 days £01 :03:00. 

To yearly Salery £20:00:00. 

To mending the Prison £00:13:0 0. 

£40:16:06. 
John Arnald* 

III 
Midd^ SS 

1692/3 An Accompt of Charges expended upon Prisoners accused for 
June y® 3d Witchcraft and tryed at Charlestown : 

To carying Elizabeth Coleson to Salem by Warrant from 

Charlestown and assistance & Expences Ill 

To removing 6 prison^^ from Cambridge to Salem by habeas 

Corpus 5 men & 5 horses victuals & drink upon y® road 22/ . 9 8 
To Expenses for Prison^^ when brought by Habeas Corpus 
from Salem to Charlestown for Tryal, for victuals & drink 

& a Keeper for them at Charlestown 2 4 

To money for wood when in Charlestown prison 9 

To 8 persons Try als for my Fees as allowed at Salem 15/pps . . 6 
To transporting of them after Tryal to Cambridge with Cart 

and 4 men to guard 1 

To 7 days my Selfe Spent with a guard to seize & pursue with 

hue and Cry after them 4 

To the County Prison keeper for diat as appears in p^ticulars . 15 7 8 

* Massachusetts Archives, Witchcraft, fo. 24. 



5 weeks & 5 days 
from 18th May 
at 2s 6d pr week 



£01:08:00. 



1916] Documents relating to Witchcraft 67 

To M^^ Henry Sumers money due for the Prisoners 19 8 

To the Keeper 6 bushes of Com at 2/ p^ bushell 12 

To the Cryers Fees 16/6^1 To y^ Constables ringing y® 

BeU 6/ 1 2 6 

42 13 10 

Pr me Timo PhilUps Sheriff 

A true Copy of the Accompt presented with the Petition of Timothy 
Phillips unto the General Assembly and on file with the s^ Petition 

Examd Pr Is^ Addington Secry 

IV 

Province of the Massachusetts Bay Anno RR Gulielmi Tertii Angliae 
nono 

At a Great and General Court or Assembly begun and held at Boston upon 
Wednesday the 26<^h of May 1697 and continued by several prorogations unto 
Wednesday the Ib^^ of December following & then met 

Upon reading the Petition and Accompt presented by Timothy PhilHps 
Sheriff of the County of Middlesex amounting unto Forty two pounds 
thirteen shillings and ten pence for Dyat Expences and Fees for several 
Prisoners accused and tryed for Witchcraft within the s"^ County in the year 
1692 _ 

Voted That the Petitioner be allowed the Sum of Ten pounds out of the 
publick Treasury towards his s^ accompt 

»f<?And the Quarter Sessions of the Peace in s^ County of Middlesex are 
ordered and impowered to raise on s^ County the Remainder of sd Accompt 
and pay the Ballance thereof upon their adjustment 

By Order of the Lieut Gov Council and Assembly 

Isa Addington Secry* 

V 

Midd^ SS 

1698 At y® Court of Sessions held at Charlestown by y® Speciall ap- 

Aprill 22d pointment of his Maj^i®^ Justices for s^ County: 

1692/3 The sheriffs allocs of Charges Expended upon y® prison^s accused 

Jan Z^ for Witch Craft and tryed at Charlestowne And for Diat to 

Severall. 

£ s d 

By Carrying Elizab : Colson to Salem 1 00 00 

To Carrying 6 prison''^ to Salem 4 05 00 

To Expenses on Prison^^ from Salem to Charlestowne 2 00 00 

To money for wood 09 00 

To ye pesons Tryalls 16 00 

To Transporting them to Cambridge 15 00 

To 7 days persuit by Hew and Cry 1 00 00 

To ye Prison Keeper for diat 15 00 00 

To Henry Somers for diat 00 19 00 

To ye Cryers ffees in y© Tryalls 8^ 1 nn ift no 

To assisting in persuit of y® Hew and Cryes 10^ 

27 02 00 

Adjusted and allowed by y® Justices Sitting in Court 

Att^ Sam" Phipps Cler pa 

VI 

Israel Cheevers Acct. 

An Ace* of ye time that the pesons Comitted for Witchcraft unto ye Custody 
of Israel Cheever Keeper of the Prison in Cambridge Continued in said Prison 

* Middlesex Court Files, Sessions, 1698 (Special Term). 
VOL. LXX. 5 



68 Documents relating to Witchcraft [Jan. 

Lydia Dastin & Sarah Dastin were Comitted June 18*^: 1692 & 
by the Sheriffe were taken out ye 3<i of Janu^y : following v^^^ is 
28 weeks & 3 days & amounts to 07 02 00 

Mary Colson Widow was Comitted Sept^" 5th 1692 & was by the 
Sheriffe taken out said 3^ of Janu^ w*'^ is 37 weeks & one 
day 02 02 10 

Elizabeth Colson Comitted Sept' 14: 1692 was by ye Sheriffe 
taken out 3^ of Janu^ w«^ is 35 weeks & six days amount- 
ing to. .. ^ , 01 19 06 

Sarah Cole Comitted Octob' 3^ 1692 was by y® Sheriffe taken out 

said 3<i of Janu^y w^^ is 12 weeks and 6 days amounting to . . 01 12 00 

Lydia Dastin, Sarah Dastin Ehzabeth Colson, Sarah Cole Mary 
Toothaker & Mary Taylo'* were by order of y^ Sheriffe 
Coniitted Janu'v : 28*^ : 169f & taken out by said Sheriffe on 
ye 31st of s<i Janu^y wc^ is 3 days w*'^ amounts to 00 06 04 

Lydia Dastin, Sarah Dastin, Elizabeth Colson, & Sarah Cole were 
by the Sheriffes warrant (after the tryall of said p'^sons) 
Coihitted ffebru'^ lltti 169§— Ehzabeth Colson went out of 
Prison y® 2^ of March following: Lydia Dastin dyed y® lO^ti of 
said March: Sarah Cole & Sarah Dastin went out of Prison y® 
23^ of said March — the time of said persons Continuance in 
Prison from said Comittm* to their going out is as follows 
viz*: 
Sarah Cole & Sarah Dastin 5 weeks & 5 days w^ii amounts 

to 01 08 04 

Lydia Dastin 4 weeks amounts to 00 10 00 

Ehzabeth Colson two weeks & five days amounts to 00 06 06 

15 07 08 

VII 

To his Excellency the Governour and Councill, and Representatives, now 
in Generall Court Assembled; at Boston 

The Petition of severall of the Inhabitants of Andover, Salem village & 
Topsfield, humbly sheweth; 

That whereas in the year 1692 some of your Petitioners and the near 
Relations of others of them, viz. Rebecca Nurse, Mary Estey, Abigail Faulk- 
ner, Mary Parker of Andover, John Procter & Ehzabeth his wife : Ehzabeth 
How, Samuel Wardwell & Sarah his wife; were accused of witchcraft by 
certain possessed persons, and thereupon were apprehended and Imprisoned, 
and at a Court held at Salem were condemned upon the evidence of the 
aforesaid possessed persons; and sentence of Death hath been executed on 
them (except Abigail Faulkner, Ehzabeth Procter & Sarah Wardwell) of 
whose Innocency those that knew them are well satisfyed. And whereas the 
invalidity of the aforesaid Evidence and the great wTong which (through 
errors & mistakes in those tryalls) was then done, hath since plainly appear'd, 
which we doubt not but this Honored Court is sensible of: 

Your Petitioners being dissatisfyed and grieved that (besides what the 
aforesaid condemned persons have suffered in their persons and Estates) 
their Names are exposed to Infamy and reproach, while their Tryall & con- 
demnation stands upon Pubhck Record.* 

We therefore humbly Praj^ tliis Honored Court, that something may be 
Pubhckly done to take off Infamy from the Names and memory of those 
who have suffered as aforesaid, that none of their surviving Relations, nor 
their Posterity may suffer reproach upon that account. And yo^ Petition^'s 
shall ever pray &c. 

* This and the following paragraph have been printed in Upham's Salem Witch- 
craft, vol. 2, p. 477. 



1916] Five Generations oj Connecticut Harrisons 69 

Dated March 2d 170| 

Francis Faulkner Isaac Estey 

Abigail Faulkner Samuel Nurse 

Phebe Robinson John Tarbel 

Samuel Wardwel John Nurse 

Sarah Wardwel Peter Cloys Sen' 

John Parker Isaac Estey Jun^ 

Joseph Parker Sarah Gill 

Nathaniel Dane Rebecca Preston 

Francis Dane Thorndick Procter 

Mary How Benjamin Procter 
Abigail How 

In the House of Representatives March: 18*^: 1702 Read & Sent up* 



FIVE GENERATIONS OF CONNECTICUT HARRISONS 

By Mrs. Frances Harrison Corbin of Orange, Conn. 

1. Richard^ Harrison, from West Kirby, co. Chester, England,! 
came to New England, and took the oath of allegiance at New Havenj: 
5 Aug. 1644. He removed with his children to Branford, where he 
died 25 Oct. 1653. 

Children, born in England: 

i. Richard,^ took the oath of allegiance at New Haven 1 July 1644; 
lived and owned property at Branford; at the time of the dis- 
satisfaction in the Branford church he sold his holdings, and with 
his family and with others removed in May 1666 to Newark, 
N. J., where he died; m. Sarah Hubbard, b. at Wethersfield in 
1635, dau. of George and Mary (Bishop) of Wethersfield and 
Milford, who were later permanent settlers at Guilford; ancestor 
of the Harrisons of New Jersey. 
2. ii. Thomas, b. abt. 1630. 

iii. Mary or Maria, m. at Branford, 27 Nov. 1662, Thomas Pierson, 
Sr. They removed to Newark, N. J., in 1666. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. (1) Henry Lyne of New Haven, who d. 14 Jan. 
1662/3, s. of John of Badby, co. Northampton, Eng.; m. (2) 
John Lampson of New Haven; m. (3), as his second wife, John 
Morris of New Haven, with whom she removed to Newark, 
N. J., where she was living in 1675. Child by first husband: 1. 
Hopestill, b. abt. 1661. 

V. Samuel (probably s. of Richard), d. at Newark, N. J., in 1705; m. 
Sarah Johnson. 

vi. Ellen (probably dau. of Richard), m. 25 Feb. 1650/1 John Thomp- 
son of New Haven. 

* Massachusetts Archives, vol. 135, p. 108, no. 121. 

t The English home of Richard Harrison is revealed by a document in the oflBce of 
the secretary of state of New Jersey, which is thus described in New Jersey ArchiveSt 
first series, vol. 21, p. 29: 

"1668 June 18. Certificate, that Hopestill Lyne, 6 to 7 years old, the daughter of 
Henry Lyne of New Haven in New England, son of John Lyne of Badby, Northamp- 
tonshire, which Henry died January 14, 1662, and had the child Hopestill by his wiJFe 
Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Harrison of West Kerby, Cheshire, is still alive as sworn to 
by Richard Harrison, Thomas Johnson, William Meaker and Ellen Johnson." 

t All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the 
State of Connecticut, unless another State or r egion is indicated in the text or may be 
easily inferred from the context. 



70 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

2. Ensign Thomas^ Harrison {Richard}), ancestor of the Con- 

necticut Harrisons, born in England about 1630, died at 
Branford towards the end of 1704. He married first, in 

Feb. 1655/6, Dorothy ( ) Thompson, widow of John, 

who was called '^ farmer;" and secondly, 29 Mar. 1666, 

Elizabeth ( ) Stent, widow, whose husband had died 

on the voyage to America. He took the oath of allegiance 
at New Haven 4 Apr. 1654, but settled at Branford. He was 
ensign in King Philip's War, and was elected deputy to the 
General Court 10 May 1677. In a land record dated 14 Nov. 
1688 he calls himself 58 years of age. 
Children by first wife, born at New Haven : 

3. i. Thomas,' b. 1 Mar. 1656/7. 

4. ii. Nathaniel, b. 13 Dec. 1658. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elizabeth, b. at New Haven in Jan. 1667/8; m. William Barker 

of Branford. 
iv. Mary, b. at Branford 10 Feb. 1668/9; m. 6 June 1699 John Lins- 

LEY, 3d. 

5. V. John, b. at Branford 1 Mar. 1670/1. 

6. vi. Samuel, b. at Branford 11 Aug. 1673. 

7. vii. Isaac, b. at Branford in 1678. 

3. Lieut. Thomas^ Harrison (Thomas,^ Richard^), born at New 

Haven 1 Mar. 1656/7, died at Branford 1 Jan. 1725/6. He 
married, in 1689, Margaret Stent, daughter of his step- 
mother; and administration on the estate of Margaret (Stent) 
Harrison was granted 7 Jan. 1730/1. He served in King 
Philip's War, was ensign in 1697, was a lieutenant in 1709, in 
Queen Anne's War, and was also in the expedition to Canada. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Lydia,'* b. 24 Aug. 1690; m. 4 Mar. 1712/13 Joseph Morris. 

ii. Jemima, b. 12 Mar. 1692/3; d. in 1730; m. in Jan. 1727/8, as his 

second wife, Caleb Parmelee, who m. (1) Elizabeth Foote and 

m. (3) Mary Durham. 

8. iii. Thomas, b. 12 Oct. 1694. 

iv. Abigail, b. 17 Mar. 1696/7; m. 9 Dec. 1736 Josiah Pond. 

9. v. Benjamin, b. 7 Aug. 1698. 

10. vi. Joseph, b. 25 May 1700. 

11. vii. David, b. 7 Feb. 1702/3. 

viii. Aaron, b. 4 Mar. 1704/5; d. 20 Nov. 1708. 

ix. Jacob, b. 6 Oct. 1708; d. s.p.; estate administered 20 May 1737; 

m. 24 Jan. 1734/5 Sarah Wardell, dau. of Uzal and Phoebe, 

who m. (2) 22 Oct. 1744 Jonathan Brown. 

4. Capt. Nathaniel^ Harrison (Thomas,^ Richard^), born at New 

Haven 13 Dec. 1658, died at Branford 1 Jan. 1727/8. He 
married Hannah Frisbie, born in 1669, died 27 Sept. 1723, 
daughter of Edward and Hannah. He was deputy in the As- 
sembly and justice of the peace, 1717-1725. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Hannah,"* b. 28 July 1690; d. 5 Oct. 1753; m. James Talmadge of 
New Haven. 

12. ii. Nathaniel, b. 26 Jan. 1692/3. 

13. iii. Daniel, b. 12 Sept. 1694. 

iv. Mary, b. 24 Apr. 1696; d. 28 Oct. 1747; m. (1) 7 Jan. 1718/19 
William Hoadley; m. (2) 19 Feb. 1742/3 Samuel Rose. 



1916] Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons 71 

14. V. JosiAH, b. in Feb. 1698/9. 

vi. Abraham, b. 28 Feb. 1700/1; d. 27 Aug. 1714. 
vii. Dorothea, b. 1 Mar. 1702/3; probably d. young. 

15. viii. Jonathan, b. 8 July 1704. 

16. ix. Amos, b. 11 Mar. 1707/8. 

X. Silence (twin), b. 30 July 1710; d. 6 Apr. 1713. 
xi. Patience (twin), b. 30 July 1710; d. in July 1711. 

5. JoHN^ Harrison {Thomas ^'^ Richard}), born at Branford 1 Mar. 

1670/1, died at North Branford 20 Sept. 1746. He married, 
24 Dec. 1702, Rebecca Truesdale, born in 1678, died at 
North Branford 3 Oct. 1755, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Jackson). 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. 20 Oct. 1703; d. unm.; will proved 4 Oct. 1768. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 17 June 1705; d. 8 Oct. 1765; m. 25 Nov. 1736, as his 
second wife, Capt. John Blackiston. 

iii. Jerusha, b. in 1706; d. 2 June 1786; m. 3 Jan. 1727/8 Ithiel 
Russell, s. of Rev. Samuel and Abigail (Whiting). 

iv. Mary, b. 24 July 1710; d. 26 Apr. 1795; m. 20 Feb. 1732/3 Timo- 
thy HOADLEY. 

17. V. John, b. 27 July 1712. 

vi. Lydia, m. Barker. 

18. vii. Ebenezer, b. in 1717. 

6. Sergt. Samuel^ Harrison {Thomas,'^ Richard}), b. at Branford 

11 Aug. 1673, died at North Branford 30 June 1731. He 
married, 3 July 1707, Elizabeth Dennison, born 24 Nov. 
1684, whose estate was administered 15 Mar. 1757, daughter 
of James and Bethia (Boykim) of East Haven. He was 
confirmed by the Court as sergeant of the Branford trainband 
8 Apr. 1706. 

Children, born at Branford: 

i. LucY,4 b. 26 Nov. 1709; will proved 12 Sept. 1786; m. 1 Nov. 1738 
Benjamin Hoadley. 

19. ii. Samuel, b. 15 Dec. 1712. 

20. iii. Jared, b. 31 May 1716. 

21. iv. James, b. 23 Mar. 1720/1. 

7. Ensign Isaac^ Harrison {Thomas,'^ Richard^), born at Bran- 

ford in 1678, died at Northford 21 Aug. 1747. He married, 

12 Dec. 1706, Patience Tyler, who died 15 Jan. 1762, daughter 
of Peter and Hannah (Whitehead). He was commissioned 
an ensign in the Second Company of the Branford trainband 
14 May 1719. 

Children, born at Branford: 
i. Hannah," b. 13 Oct. 1711; d. 2 Sept. 1748; m. 4 Mar. 1733/4 

ICHABOD FOOTE. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 26 Jan. 1718/19; m. 6 Feb. 1752 John Wilford. 

22. iii. Isaac, b. 22 May 1722. 

iv. Patience, b. 16 Aug. 1724; m. 6 Feb. 1746/7 Benjamin Palmer. 

8. Capt. Thomas^ Harrison {Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Richard^), born 

at Branford 12 Oct. 1694, died at Litchfield 16 June 1758. 
He married, 21 Apr. 1721, Hannah Sutliff, born at Durham 
in 1696, died at Litchfield 27 Apr. 1790, daughter of John and 
Hannah of Waterbury. In 1739 he removed from Branford 
to Litchfield, and bought 1000 acres of land at South Farms. 



72 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

He gave 100 acres to each of his nine sons, and retained 100 
acres for himself. He was commissioned as captain of the 
North Company of the Branford trainband 13 May 1731, 
served in the First Connecticut Regiment in the war against 
France and Spain in 1739-40, was deputy to the General Court 
from Litchfield 2 Mav 1747, and was made justice of the peace 
for Hartford County 31 May 1750. 

Children, all except the last born at Branford: 

23. i. Thomas,5 b. 14 Dec. 1722. 

24. ii. Gideon, b. 5 Aug. 1724. 

25. iii. Ephraim, b. 28 Dec. 1726. 

26. iv. Titus, b. 30 Nov. 1728. 

27. V. Abel, b. 2 Feb. 1731/2. 

28. vi. Jacob, b. 7 Oct. 1734. 

29. vii. Lemuel, b. 23 Mar. 1737/8. 

30. viii. Elihu, b. 25 Feb. 1739/40. 

31. ix. Levi. 

9. Benjamin^ Harrison (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Richard}), born at 
Branford 7 Aug. 1698, died at Waterbury 6 Mar. 1760. He 
married at Branford, 19 Oct. 1720, Mary Sutliff, born in 
1701, daughter of John and Hannah of Waterbury, who mar- 
ried secondly, 30 July 1760, Thomas Clark of Waterbury. 
Benjamin Harrison settled in Wolcott, with his family, about 
1738. 
Children, born at Branford: 

32. i. Benjamin,^ b. 14 Nov. 1721. 

33. ii. Aaron, b. 20 Apr. 1726. 

iii. Abigail, b. 14 Dec. 1735; m. 11 Dec. 1753 David Warner, b. 
27 Nov. 1731, s. of Dr. Benjamin and Johanna (Strong). 

10. Joseph^ Harrison (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Richard}), b. at Bran- 

ford 25 May 1700, died there 23 July 1748. He married, 
8 Jan. 1728/9, Sarah Foote, born 4 Oct. 1706, daughter of 
Stephen, who married secondly, 27 May 1754, as his second 
wife, Daniel Baldwin. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Sarah,5 b. 8 Feb. 1729/30. 

ii. Joseph, b. 14 June 1731; d. 29 June 1750. 

34. iii. Stephen, b. 14 Nov. 1733. 

iv. Leah, b. 14 Apr. 1736; d. 1 Aug. 1751. 

V. Rachel, b. 13 Jan. 1739/40; m. 8 Feb. 1759 Stephen Palmer, Jr. 

11. David'^ Harrison {Thomas,^ Thomas'^ Richard^), born at Bran- 

ford 7 Feb. 1702/3, died at Northford 21 Mar. 1767. He 
married, 1 Jan. 1728/9, Mary Wooster, born at Stratford 
3 Apr. 1707, died at Northford 4 Feb. 1791, daughter of Abra- 
ham and Mary (Walker) of Stratford. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. RxjTH,5 b. 5 Jan. 1729/30; m. 13 Sept. 1753 Daniel Heaton, 

ii. Wooster (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1736/7; d. 10 Mar. 1817; m. Su- 
sannah . 

ui. Westover (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1736/7; d. unm.; will proved 2 Mar. 
1768. 

iv. Anna, b. 12 May 1743; d. 30 Sept. 1819; m. (1) 15 Dec. 1762 
Nathaniel Cook; m. (2) 28 Dec. 1764 Samuel Foote. 



1916] Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons 73 

12. Ensign Nathaniel'* Harrison (Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^) , 

born at Branford 26 Jan. 1692/3, died there 4 Feb. 1760. 

He married at Milford, 18 Apr. 1717, Thankful Wilkinson, 

daughter of Edward and Rebecca, born in 1697, died 20 July 

1761. He was ensign in the First Company of the Branford 

trainband, and was appointed justice of the peace for New 

Haven County 31 May 1750. 

Children, born at Branford: 

i. Mary,6 b. 19 Apr. 1718; m. 16 Sept. 1736 Daniel Maltby, Jr. 

ii. Thankful, b. 29 Apr. 1720; d. 28 Feb. 1792; m. 29 Dec. 1743 

John Rogers, Jr. 

iii. Abigail, b. 6 Mar. 1721/2; m. 25 Mar. 1745 Nathaniel Frisbie. 

iv. Hannah, b. 8 Nov. 1725; m. 5 Dec. 1751 Samuel Rogers. 

V. Rebecca, b. 23 May 1731; m. 22 Feb. 1759 John Johnson. 

35. vi. Nathaniel (twin), b. 3 Aug. 1735. 

vii. Sarah (twin), b. 3 Aug. 1735; m. 13 May 1767 Nathan Frisbie. 
viii. Martha, b. in 1737; m. 14 Apr. 1761 Elisha Frisbie. 

13. Daniel'* Harrison {Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at 

Branford 12 Sept. 1694, died there 10 Oct. 1752. He mar- 
ried, 30 June 1720, Hannah Hoadley, born 16 Dec. 1694, 
died 15 Jan. 1747/8, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Far- 
rington). 
Children, born at Branford: 

36. i. Daniel,^ b. 5 Aug. 1722. 

ii. Hannah, b. 9 May 1726; d. s.p.; m. 13 May 1752 Stephen Black- 

ISTON. 

37. iii. Abraham, b. 20 Nov. 1728. 

38. iv. Noah, b. 19 Mar. 1737/8. 

39. V. Peter, b. 11 Nov. 1739. 

14. JosiAH^ Harrison (Nathaniely^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at 

Branford in Feb. 1698/9, died at North Branford 13 Dec. 
1773. He married, 4 June 1723, Lydia Hoadley, born 23 
Dec. 1701, died at North Branford 30 Sept. 1780, daughter of 
Samuel and Abigail (Farrington) . 
Children, born at Branford: 

40. i. JosiAH,5 b. 19 July 1724. 

ii. Lydia, m. 24 Feb. 1762 Joseph Smith. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. 16 Apr. 1754 John Palmer, 

41. iv. Timothy, b. 31 Aug. 1729. 

42. V. Nathan, b. 18 Mar. 1730/1. 

43. vi. Moses. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. 16 Sept. 1734; m. Elizabeth . 

15. Jonathan^ Harrison (Nathaniel,^ Thomas,- Richard^) was born 

at Branford 8 July 1704. He married, 27 July 1726, Desire 
Farrington. 
Children, born at Branford : 

44. i. Jonathan,^ b. 22 May 1727. 

ii. William, b. 13 Jan. 1728/9; d. unm. 

iii. Benjamin, b. 25 Dec. 1730; d. in 1793. 

iv. Desire, b. 16 Apr. 1733; m. 22 Jan. 1756 James Butler. 

V. Farrington, b. in July 1735; d. in Aug. 1735. 

vi. Abigail, b. 11 July 1736; m. 16 Mar. 1760 Phineas Tyler. 

45. vii. Farrington, b. 1 Oct. 1738. 
viii. Jacob, b. 9 Jan. 1744/5. 



74 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

16. Amos^ Harrison {Nathaniel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard^), born at 

^ Branford 11 Mar. 1707/8, died at Northford 26 June 1750. 
He married, 11 Mar. 1729/30, Esther Maltby, born in 1710, 
died at Northford 13 Oct. 1765. 
Children : 

i. Esther^ (called Lowly), b. 17 May 1731; d. 17 July 1775; m. 

12 Nov. 1750 Jonah Todd of Bethany, who m. (2) Abigail 

Crittenden. 
ii. Mary, b. in 1735; d. (with her infant) 31 May 1760; m. 6 Sept. 

1759 Phineas Baldwin, who m. (2) 7 Jan. 1761 Martha Peck of 

Wallingford. 

46. iii. Amos, b. at NortMord in 1736. 

iv. Lois, bapt. 3 Aug. 1740; m. 15 Jan. 1761 Zachariah Ives. 

V. Ann, b. 12 May 1743; d. 30 Sept. 1819; m. 27 Dec. 1766 Samuel 

FOOTE. 

47. vi. Edward, b. at Northford in 1746. 

17. JoHN^ Harrison {John,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at Branford 

27 July 1712, was drowned in Branford River in 1750. He 
married Lydia Allen, born in 1720, died 6 Apr. 1786, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Theophilus and Elizabeth (Smith) of East Haven, 
who married secondly, as his second wife, Josiah" Harrison 
(40), q.v. 
Children, born at Branford: 

48. i. JoHN,5 b. 12 Feb. 1742/3. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 16 Nov. 1745; d. 20 Nov. 1845; m. 19 June 1765 
Samuel^ Harrison (50), q.v. 

49. iii. Jarius (posthumous), b. in 1751. 

18. Ebenezer^ Harrison {John,^ Thomas'^ Richard^), born at 

Branford in 1717, died 27 Jan. 1775. He married, 16 Nov. 

1762, Temperance Leete of North Branford. 

Children : 

i. Patience,^ m. 19 Sept. 1782 Samuel Rose, 3d. 

ii. Olive, m. 17 Oct. 1784 Francis Hale of East Haven. About 1814 

they moved to the West, taking with them the aged mother, 

Temperance. 

19. Capt. Samuel^ Harrison (Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard}), born 

at Branford 15 Dec. 1712, died at North Branford 28 July 
1772. He married Rebecca Rose, born in 1712, died at 
North Branford 31 Jan. 1795. He was lieutenant of the 
Second Company of Branford in 1751 and captain of the 
Branford trainband in 1752. 

Children, born at North Branford: 

50. i. Samuel,^ b. in 1737. 

51. ii. AsAHEL, b. in 1744. 

iii. Eunice, b. in 1747; d. 21 Feb. 1820; m. 20 Nov. 1771 Ithiel 
Russell, b. in 1744, d. 18 June 1833, s. of Ithiel and Jerusha 
(Harrison) (5, iii). 

52. iv. Jared, b. in 1753. 

53. V. Jacob. 

20. Rev. Jared^ Harrison {Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at 

Branford 31 May 1716, died at North Branford 17 May 1770. 
He married at Chester Hannah Waterhouse, daughter of 
Capt. Abraham and Hannah (Starkee). He was graduated 



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at Yale College in 1736, and in 1741 became pastor of the 
First Congregational Church at Chester. 
Children, born at Chester: 

54. i. Jared,^ b. 8 July 1749. 

55. ii. Stephen, b. 8 Aug. 1752. 

56. iii. Theodore, b. in 1756. 

21. James^ Harrison {Samuel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard}), born at North 

Branford 23 Mar. 1720/1, died there in Dec. 1794. He 
married first Mary Foote, born 8 Dec. 1724, died at North 
Branford 12 June 1749, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Barker) ; 
and secondly, before 1756, Abigail Foote, who died at North 
Branford 22 Nov. 1769, sister of his first wife. 
Child by first wife: 

57. i. Daniel Foote,^ b. at North Branford. 

Children by second wife, born at North Branford: 

ii. Mary, b. in 1755; d. 26 July 1823; m. 8 Apr. 1777 Jarius^ Harri- 
son (49), q.v. 

58. iii. Philemon, b. in 1761. 

59. iv. Augustus, b. in 1765. 

60. V. Calvin, b. in 1767. 

22. Isaac'* Harrison {Isaac,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at Branford 

22 May 1722, died there 11 Sept. 1770. He married first 

21 May 1752, Hannah Johnson, who died 4 Oct. 1753; and 

secondly, 26 Aug. 1756, Rebecca Rogers, born 20 Jan. 

1729/30, daughter of Noah and EHzabeth (Taintor), who 

married secondly, in May 1775, Reuben Price. 

Only child, by second wife: 

i. Hannah,^ b. at Branford 20 Nov. 1757; d. 27 Jan. 1804; m. 28 Nov. 
1776 Capt. Mason Hobart, b. 1 Nov. 1752, d. 28 Mar. 1841, s. 
of Abijah and Mary. 

23. Thomas^ Harrison {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), 

born at Branford 14 Dec. 1722, died at Litchfield 23 Dec. 1791 
and was buried at East Morris. He married, 20 Sept. 1764, 
Sibyl Sherry, born in 1738, died 13 Dec. 1835, an Acadian 
who was left at New Haven by the British ship Boston. 
Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. Thomas,^ b. 18 Aug. 1765; m. Elizabeth Twitchell. 

ii. Mary Ann, b. 18 June 1769; m. 6 Apr. 1791 Joseph Mansfield, 
s. of Joseph of New Haven. 

iii. RoswELL, b. in 1772; d. 25 Dec. 1859; m. (1) in May 1796 Anna 
Sperry, b. in 1770, d. 17 Dec. 1819; m. (2) in 1821 Serviah 
Hull, b. in 1779, d. 26 Feb. 1841; m. (3) 2 Dec. 1841 Sarah 
Merriam, widow, who d. 23 Sept. 1851. 

iv. AsAHEL, b. 18 June 1778; d. 30 Mar. 1823; m. 28 Apr. 1808 Mir- 
iam Harris of Canaan, b. 11 June 1786, d. 31 Mar. 1868. 

24. Ensign Gideon^ Harrison {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,- Rich- 

ard^), born at Branford 5 Aug. 1724, died at Litchfield 21 Dec. 
1801. He married, 11 Feb. 1746/7, Sarah Woodruff, born 
27 Dec. 1725, died 17 Jan. 1799, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel 
and Thankful (Wright) of Litchfield. He was appointed 
ensign of the Eighth Company 8 Mar. 1759. 



76 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. MarYjS b. 29 Nov. 1747; m. 4 Mar. 1767 Obed Stoddard, b. 

6 Apr. 1743, d. 3 Dec. 1777, s. of Moses. 
ii. Sarah, b. 20 Feb. 1749/50. 
iii. Joseph, b. 28 Oct. 1752. 
iv. Ann, b. 28 July 1754; d. 22 Sept. 1754. 

25. Lieut. Ephraim^ Harrison {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Rich- 

ard}), born at Branford 28 Dec. 1726, died at Litchfield 
7 Nov. 1791. He married, 15 Feb. 1750/1. Hannah Sanford, 
born at Milford 23 July 1729, died at Litchfield 11 Jan. 1804, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Clark). She was a famous 
midwife, and assisted at the birth of 2182 children. 
Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. Rachel,^ b. 15 Feb. 1752; d. in 1795; m. Levi Peck. 

ii. David, b. 9 Nov. 1753; d. 13 Apr. 1812; bur. at Morris; m. (1) 

Jerusha Marsh; m. (2) Mehitable Landon, b. 5 June 1767, 

d. 26 Mar. 1827, dau. of Abner and Eunice (Gibbs). 
iii. Mary (called Polly), b. 13 Dec. 1754; d. unm. 10 Apr. 1800. 
iv. Hannah, b. 20 Mar. 1757; d. in 1794; m. (1) Elijah Peck, s. of 

Paul and Sarah (Smith); m. (2) Ebenezer Marsh, s. of Col. 

Ebenezer and Lucy (Phelps); m. (3) Col. Timothy Skinner. 
V. Solomon, b. 17 Apr. 1760; d. 11 Apr, 1834; m. Susan Gunn of 

Milford. 
vi. Lucy, b. 29 Mar. 1762; d. in 1812; m. (1) Samuel Woodruff; 

m. (2) 14 Oct. 1790 Jesse Spencer. 

26. TiTUS^ Harrison {Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas'^ Richard}) was 

born at Branford 30 Nov. 1728. He married, 18 Feb. 1756, 
Anne Peck, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Smith), 
Children : 

i. Lois,6 b. 6 Nov. 1756. 

ii. Noah, b. 12 July 1759. 

iii. Almon, b. 2 June 1761. 

iv. Salmon, physician, b. at WilUamstown, Mass., 16 Aug. 1768; d. 

14 Nov. 1836; m. 24 Oct. 1797 Lydia Dwight, b. in 1775, d. 

15 Feb. 1850, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Dewey). 

27. Abel^ Harrison {Thomas ^"^ Thomas,^ Thomas j'^ Richard^) was 

born at Branford 2 Feb. 1731/2. He married first, 26 Mar. 

1750, Abigail Chrissey; and secondly, 21 Mar. 1759, Anna 

Garnsey. 

Child by, first wife: 

i. Abigail,^ b. at Litchfield 19 Mar. 1756; m. 11 Oct. 1779 James 
Goodwin of Litchfield, s. of Capt. Nathaniel and Elizabeth 

(Nash). 

Children by second wife, born at Litchfield: 

ii. A DAUGHTER, b. 9 Jan. 1760. 
iii. Reuben, b. 1 Jan. 1762. 

28. Jacob^ Harrison {Thomas, "^ Thomas,^ Thomas ■^ Richard^), born 

at Branford 7 Oct. 1734, died at Litchfield 21 Jan. 1776, He 

married, 13 Feb. 1762, Elizabeth Plumb, born 9 May 1742, 

daughter of Ezra and Ehzabeth (Buell). 

Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. Samuel,^ b. 20 Nov. 1763 [sic, see Elizabeth], 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 4 July 1764 [sic, see Samuel]; d. 8 Apr. 1808; m. 
1 Jan. 1783 Noah Beach, b. 27 Aug. 1764, d. 12 Apr. 1851, 



1916] Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons 77 

8. of Zophar and Elizabeth (Wadhams) of Goshen, who m. (2) 21 

Aug. 1808 Sally Spencer. 

iii. Irene, m. Merrils. 

iv. Jacob, b. 8 Aug. 1770; d. 7 Nov. 1841; m. at Great Barrington, 

Mass., 26 Sept. 1799, Polly Dwight, b. 30 Jan. 1768, d. 21 Feb. 

1846, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Dewey). 

29. Ensign Lemuel^ Harrison {Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Rich- 

ard^), born at Branford 23 Mar. 1737/8, died at Litchfield 
9 Sept. 1807. He married, 18 Feb. 1762, Lois Barnes, 
daughter of Timothy and Phoebe (Barnes) of Branford. He 
was ensign of the Seventeenth Connecticut Regiment. 
Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. TiMOTHY,6 b. 31 Oct. 1763. 

ii. Lemuel, b. 17 Nov. 1765; d. at Waterbury 23 Nov. 1857; m. 4 

Mar. 1790 Sarah Clark, b. 5 June 1770, dau. of Thomas and 

Mary (Hine) of Waterbury. 
iii. James, b. 23 July 1767; d. unm. in New York, 
iv. Phoebe, b. 6 June 1769. 
V. WoosTER, b. 18 June 1772. 
vi. Olney, b. 24 Nov. 1774; d. 16 Nov. 1776. 
vii. Lois, b. 29 Aug. 1776. 
viii. Andrew, b. in Aug. 1779; d. in 1810. 
ix. Caroline, b. 18 Sept. 1785. 

30. Elihu^ Harrison (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas, "^ Richard}), born 

at Branford 25 Feb. 1739/40, died at Litchfield 3 May 1806. 
He married, 19 Jan. 1764, Theda Woodruff, born 8 Oct. 1742, 
died 5 Nov. 1815, daughter of Jacob and Anne (Griswold) of 
Litchfield. 

Children, born at Litchfield: 
i. Anne,^ b. 11 Dec. 1764; d. 7 July 1802; m., as his second wife, 

ii. Lydia, b. 8 Jan. 1766; d. 17 Sept. 1806; m. 2 Jan. 1786 Dr. Joseph 

Parker of Washington. 
iii. Simeon, b. 8 Oct. 1768; d. 3 June 1835; m. 2 June 1796 Hannah 

Farnam, b. 3 July 1771, d. 3 Mar. 1827, dau. of Gad and Jane 

(Bishop) . 
iv. Dan, b. 4 Sept. 1770; d. 4 June 1811; m. 23 Jan. 1797 Abigail 

Goodwin, b. 15 Nov. 1771, d. 4 Mar. 1839, dau. of Ensign Ozias 

and Hannah (Vaille) . 

31. Levi^ Harrison (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Richard^) died 

at Litchfield 14 Nov. 1796. He married, 29 Oct. 1766, 
Electa Woodruff, born 8 Sept. 1747, daughter of Charles 
and Prudence (Stoddard). 
Children, born at Litchfield: 

i. Olive,^ b. 17 June 1767; in. (1) Timothy Linsley; m. (2) Steptoe 

Woodruff. 
ii. Electa, b. 12 Apr. 1770; m. 14 Mar. 1791 Samuel Frost. 
iii. John, b. 25 July 1772; m. 23 June 1800 Mahala Peck, dau. of 

Elijah and Hannah (Harrison) (25, iv). 
iv. Rebecca, m. 1 Oct. 1797 Leman Woodruff, b. 21 Feb. 1773, s. of 

Jacob, Jr., and Anne (Orton). 
V. Sally, bapt. 14 Sept. 1788; m. Isaac Clark. 
vi. Betsey, bapt. 14 Sept. 1788. 
vii. Charles, bapt. 15 July 1790. 

32. Benjamin^ Harrison (Benjamin,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Richard}) , 

born at Branford 14 Nov. 1721, died at Waterbury 13 Mar. 



78 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

1760. He married, 24 Dec. 1741, Dinah Warner, born 

11 Feb. 1723/4, died 21 Oct. 1792, daughter of Dr. Benjamin 

and Johanna (Strong) of Waterbury, who married secondly, 

7 June 1762, Moses Cook of WaUingford. 

Children, born at Waterbury: 

i. James,6 b. 28 Oct. 1742; d. 23 Oct. 1760. 

ii. Jabez, b. 11 Oct. 1744; m. 15 Oct. 1772 Deborah Johnson. 

iii. Lydia, b. 24 Sept. 1747; d. 6 Aug. 1750. 

iv. Samuel, b. and d. in Sept. 1750. 

V. RozEL, b. 20 Dec. 1751; d. 13 Dec. 1764. 

vi. Daniel, b. 15 July 1754; m. 13 Jan. 1774 Phoebe Blakeslee, dau. 

of David and Abigail (Howe), 

vii. Lydia, b. 27 Mar. 1755; m. John Hickox. 

33. Capt. Aaron^ Harrison {Benjaminy^ Thomas ^^ Thomas,^ Rich- 

ard}) ^ born at Branford 20 Apr. 1726, died at Wolcott 5 Sept. 
1819. He married at Wolcott, 26 Oct. 1748, Jerusha War- 
ner, born 13 Dec. 1727, died 13 Sept. 1819, daughter of 
Obadiah and Sarah (Lewis). 
Children, born at Wolcott: 

i. Jared,« of Whitestone, N. Y., b. 13 Oct. 1749; d. 21 Jan. 1810; 

m. Hannah . 

ii. Mark, b. 9 Apr. 1751: d. 15 July 1822; m. (1) 30 Mar. 1775 Re- 
becca Miles, who d. 2 Aug. 1810; m. (2) 24 Feb. 1811 Hannah 

Beach, widow. 

iii. Samuel, b. 15 Mar. 1753; m. Phoebe . 

iv. David, b. 3 Dec. 1756; d. 5 Apr. 1820; m. (1) 10 Dec. 1778 Hep- 

ziBAH Roberts, who d. 28 Aug. 1793; m. (2) Lydia Hotchkiss, 

who d. 25 July 1838, dau. of Wait. 
V. John, b. 3 Dec. 1758; d. 10 Nov. 1776. 
vi. Aaron, d. near New Haven in 1808. 
vii. Lucy, b. 1 Mar. 1762; m. 16 Apr. 1779 Nathan Gillette, s. of 

Zaccheus and Ruth (Phelps), 
viii. Lydia, b. in 1766; d. 27 Sept. 1796; m. 27 Sept. 1783 Dr. John 

Potter, s. of Joel and Rhoda of Southington. 

34. Stephen^ Harrison {Joseph,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Richard}) , 

born at Branford 14 Nov. 1733, died at Westfield, Mass., in 
1791. He married, 16 Mar. 1755, Susanna Bartholomew, 
born 11 Apr. 1734, daughter of William and Hannah (Wil- 
liams) of WaUingford. 

Children, born at Northford: 

i. Sarah,6 b. 24 Feb. 1756; d. 27 Dec. 1772. 

ii. Hannah, b. 24 July 1758; d. 29 Jan. 1770. 

iii. Reuben, b. 28 Apr. 1762; m. Nancy Baldwin, dau. of Jabez and 
Lydia (Barker). 

iv. Sibyl, b. 13 Jan. 1765; m. in 1784 Gad Merick of West Spring- 
field, Mass. 

V. Susanna, b. 3 Nov. 1767; m. Israel Stocking. 

vi. Lois, b. 23 Sept. 1769; d. 31 Jan. 1826; in. 20 Dec. 1797 John 
Strong, Jr., of Southampton, Mass., b. 17 Apr. 1769, who m. 
(2) Keziah Shelden. 

vii. Stephen, b. 24 Feb. 1772; d. 5 Apr. 1772. 

35. Nathaniel^ Harrison {Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Rich- 

ard^), born at Branford 3 Aug. 1735, died there 22 Apr. 1770. 
He married, 19 Dec. 1758, Mary Tyler. 
Child: 

i. Martha,^ b. at Branford 21 June 1760; m. 9 June 1778 Nicodemus 
Baldwin, b. 4 Aug. 1755, d. 9 June 1799. 



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36. Daniel^ Harrison {Daniel,'^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard}) y 

born at Branford 5 Aug. 1722, died at Cornwall in 1806. He 
married at Branford, 28 Apr. 1748, Hannah Barker. About 
1765 he removed from Branford to Cornwall. 
Children, all except the last born at Branford: 

i. Daniel,6 b. 12 Feb. 1750/1; d. 6 May 1811; m. (1) 10 Dec. 1772 

Hannah Page; m. (2) Sarah Parker. 
ii. Joel, b. 21 Mar. 1753; m. Hannah Beardsley; removed to 

Amenia, N. Y. 
iii. Joseph, b. 23 Feb. 1758* d. from exposure in the Revolution, 

having enlisted as a soldier, 
iv. Thankful, b. 12 Aug. 1764; m. Rev. John Cornwall. 
V. Esther, b. 15 Oct. 1767; d. 23 Nov. 1767. 
vi. Luther, b. 4 July 1769; m. Rachel Johnson. 
vii. Abigail, m. William Cranmer; removed to the West. 

37. Abraham^ Harrison {Daniel,"^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard}) ^ 

born at Branford 20 Nov. 1728, died on his way to Lebanon 
Springs, N. Y., 8 Nov. 1790, and was buried at Cornwall. 
He married, 26 Jan. 1764, Hannah Johnson, who died 12 Dec. 
1815 and was buried at Lebanon Springs, N. Y., daughter of 
Edward and Elizabeth (Barnes) of Branford. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Deborah,^ b. 24 Apr. 1765; d. unm. at Lebanon Springs, N. Y., 

13 Aug. 1844. 
ii. Abraham, b. 19 Aug. 1767; d. unm. at Lebanon Springs, N. Y., 

8 Nov. 1843. 

38. NoAH^ Harrison {Daniel,'^ Nathaniel j^ Thomas'^ Richard^), born 

at Branford 19 Mar. 1737/8, died at Cornwall 7 Mar. 1823. 
He married first, 30 June 1767, Hannah Rogers, born at 
Branford 8 May 1737, died at Cornwall 18 Feb. 1785, daugh- 
ter of Noah and EHzabeth (Wheeler) ; and secondly, 21 July 
1785, Anna (Hopkins) Carter, born in 1747, died 15 Sept. 
1831, daughter of Silvanus and Ruth (Berry) and widow of 
Thomas of Kent. About 1765 he removed from Branford to 
Cornwall with his brother Daniel. 

Children by first wife, born at Cornwall: 

i. Edmund,« b. 1 May 1768; d. 4 Jan. 1867; m. 19 Feb. 1795 Ruth 

Hopkins, b. at Kent 4 Feb. 1769, d. 24 May 1852, dau. of Elijah 

and Lois (Fuller) of Warren. 
ii. Hem AN, b. 13 Nov. 1769; d. 23 Mar. 1829; m. Rebecca Bradford 

of Cornwall, b. in 1775, d. 4 Nov. 1843. 
iii. Luman, b. 28 May 1776; d. in 1831; m. in 1811 Phoebe Culver, 

dau. of George and Ruth of Long Island, N. Y. They removed 

to Palmyra, N. Y. 

Children by second wife, born at Cornwall: 

iv. Hannah, b. 10 Dec. 1786; m. in 1807 Elias Hart, b. 4 Nov. 1784, 
s. of Elias and Philomena (Burnham) of Cornwall. 

V. Amanda, b. 20 Mar. 1789; m. in 1807 Oliver B. Hart, s. of Elias 
and Philomena (Burnham) of Cornwall. They removed to 
Michigan. 

39. Peter^ Harrison (Daniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), 

born at Branford 11 Nov. 1739, died there 22 Oct. 1829. He 
married, 5 Apr. 1764, Mercy Frisbie, born 9 Sept. 1744, 
daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Bartholomew). 



80 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

Children, born at Branford: 

i. Capt. Ammi,^ b. in 1765; d. 14 Mar. 1850; m. in Dec. 1783 Eliza- 
beth Baldwin, b. 24 Sept. 1758, d. 11 June 1843, dau. of James 
and Desire (Parmelee). 

ii. LucRETiA, bapt. 6 July 1766; d. unm. 6 Sept. 1849. 

iii. Hannah, bapt. 14 May 1771; d. young. 

iv. Catherine, bapt. 6 Sept. 1772; d. unm. 24 Oct. 1829. 

V. Hannah, bapt. 19 Jan. 1777; d. at Bristol in 1849; m. in Nov. 1793 
William Gould of Bristol. 

vi. Esther, bapt. 25 Apr. 1779; m. Asahel Smith; removed to 
WMtestone, N. Y. 

vii. Chandler, bapt. 18 Nov. 1781; killed at sea by a fall from a mast- 
head, aged 19. 

viii. Lydia, bapt. 15 Aug. 1784; d. unm. 30 Dec. 1849. 

ix. Philemon, bapt. 11 Mar. 1787. 

40. Capt. Josiah^ Harrison (Josiah,* Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Rich- 

ard}), born at Branford 19 July 1724, died there 21 Nov. 1784. 
He married first, 16 Feb. 1745/6, Phoebe Butler, daughter 
of Jonathan and Lydia; and secondly, 24 Oct. 1754, Lydia 
(Allen) Harrison, born in 1720, died 6 Apr. 1786, daughter 
of Capt. Theophilus and EHzabeth (Smith) of East Haven and 
widow of John^ (17). 
Children by first wife, born at Branford: 

L JosiAH,^ b. 6 Jan. 1746/7; d. 12 Feb. 1774; m. in 1773 Tryphena 
Baldwin, b. 25 June 1752, who m. (2) 27 Feb. 1779 Dr. Reuben 
Linsley. 

ii. Phoebe, b. 10 Oct. 1748; m. 24 Sept. 1770 Benjamin Byington. 

Childi'en by second wife, born at Branford: 

iii. Justus, b. 13 Oct. 1755; d. 13 Aug. 1826; m. 7 Nov. 1779 Sarah 
Russell, b. 10 Mar. 1755, d. 4 Feb. 1846, dau. of Dea. Ebenezer 
and Mabel (Dudley). 

iv. Israel, b. 15 Feb. 1757; d. unm. 29 July 1790. 

V. Ithiel, b. 27 July 1759; d. 2 Jan. 1818; m. Amt Linsley, b. in 
1765, d. 27 Oct. 1817, dau. of Israel and Hannah (Moulthrop). 

vi. Lydia, b. 19 July 1762; m. in Apr. 1786 Col. Reuben Page. 

41. Timothy^ Harrison {Josiah,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard}) ^ 

born at Branford 31 Aug. 1729, died at North Branford 
14 Feb. 1815. He married, 12 June 1751, Lydia Butler, 
born 22 Dec. 1726, d. 29 Mar. 1806, daughter of Jonathan. 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. TiM0THY,6b. 25 July 1752; d. 3 Apr. 1825; m. 14 Mar. 1776 Clo- 

HiNDA FosDiCK, b. 19 Mar. 1748/9, d. at North Branford 26 Aug. 

1823, dau. of Ezekiel and Abigail (Wright) of Wethersfield. 
ii. Lydia, b. 12 Jan. 1754; m. 9 Aug. 1775 Ajbijah Rogers. They 

removed to Freehold, N. Y., and then to Hudson, N. Y., where 

she died. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 2 Oct. 1755; d. 22 May 1791; m. 11 Mar. 1779 

Capt. Asahel^ Harrison (51), q. v. 
iv. Butler, b. 16 Feb. 1757; d. 10 Apr. 1832; m. 14 Feb. 1782 Mercy 

Linsley, b. 14 Sept. 1754, d. 2 Apr. 1833, dau. of John and 

EHzabeth (Barker). 
V. Rachel, b. 13 Mar. 1760; m. Justus Barker; removed to New- 
York State. 
vi. Dorothea, b. 26 Dec. 1762; d. imm. at Suffield. 
vii. Moses, b. 10 Dec. 1764; d. 4 July 1847; m. Rebecca (Harrison) 

Monroe (50, ii), dau. of SamueP and Rebecca (Harrison) and 

widow of Frederic. 



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viii. Nathaniel, b. 30 July 1767; m. Phoebe Bradley of Hamden, 

b. in 1772, d. 30 Jan. 1809. 
ix. Esther, b. 13 May 1770; d. 9 Apr. 1790; m. in 1789 Augustus^ 

Harrison (59), q. v. 

42. Nathan^ Harrison {Josiahy^ Nathaniel j^ Thomas,'^ Richard}) , 

born at Branford 18 Mar. 1730/1, died at North Branford 

17 Aug. 1773. He married, 27 Mar. 1758, Martha Baldwin, 

born 5 Aug. 1736, died 22 Nov. 1818, daughter of Israel and 

Dinah (Butler). 

Children, born at North Branford: 

i. RuFUS,6 b. 16 Apr. 1759; d. 12 May 1785. 

ii. Nathan, b. 25 Mar. 1762; d. 7 Nov. 1839; m. (1) Thankful 

-, b. in 1762, d. 17 Dec. 1790; m. (2) Lois Barker, b. in 

1762, d. 6 Feb. 1826. 
iii. Jacob, b. 16 July 1765; removed to Richmond, Va. 
iv. Anna, b. 30 Aug. 1769; d. 26 Nov. 1842; m. 25 Jan. 1809 Amos 

Page, Jr., who d. 18 Nov. 1835. 
V. David, b. 22 Sept. 1772. 

43. Moses^ Harrison {Josiah,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas j^ Richard}), 

born at Branford, died 15 Nov. 1761, a soldier in the French 

and Indian War. He married Elizabeth Palmer, daughter 

of John. 

Child: 

i. Elizabeth'^ (called Molle and Mary), b. 4 Oct. 1759; m. 30 Oct. 
1778 Eliphalet Barnes. 

44. Jonathan^ Harrison (Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard^), 

born at Branford 22 May 1727, died in 1790. He married, 
26 Aug. 1747, Sarah Baldwin, born 3 Sept. 1728, daughter of 
John and Hannah (Tyler). 
Children, born at Branford: 

i. Hannah,^ b. 23 Apr. 1749; m. 23 Mar. 1774, as his second wife, 

Felix Norton of Guilford, 
ii. Sarah, b. 28 Mar. 1753; d. in 1835; m. 1 Nov. 1785 Joel Ives. 
iii. Desire, b. 29 Jan. 1757; d. 14 July 1846; m. (1) 20 Jan. 1778 John 

Negus; m. (2) 20 May 1787 Capt. Edward Baldwin, b. in 1763, 

d. 4 Oct. 1823. 
iv. John, b. 29 Nov. 1761; m. 10 May 1787 Irene Wardell. They 

removed to Freenold, N. f . 
V. Jacob, b. 19 Apr. 1765; d. before his father. 

45. Capt. Farrington^ Harrison {Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ 

Richard^), born at Branford 1 Oct. 1738, died in 1808. He 

married, 29 Sept. 1772, Hannah Wilford, born in 1753, died 

1 Dec. 1843. 

Children, born at Branford: 

i. Samuel,^ b. 25 Dec. 1774; d. in South Carolina in 1795. 

ii. Betsey, b. 18 Mar. 1777; m. 18 June 1810 Samuel Woodruff of 

Washington; removed to Michigan, 
iii. Sally, b. 28 Mar. 1779; m. in 1797 John Beach of Branford. 
iv. David, b. 20 Aug. 1781; drowned in the West Indies 16 June 1810, 

unm. 
V. Polly, b. 13 Jan. 1784; d. in Jan. 1844; m. Calvin Frisbie. 
vi. Thomas, b. in 1786; d. 15 July 1803. 
vii. John, b. in June 1788; d. in 1864; m. 4 Nov. 1813 Betsey Grif- 

FiNG, b. 20 Dec. 1792, dau. of Aaron and Betty (Palmer). 



82 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

viii. Ann, b. 26 Aug. 1791; m. 16 Aug. 1818 Dr. Willoughby Lay. 
ix. James, b. in Apr. 1795; d. in 1820; m. 4 May 1819 Sally Hoadley. 

46. Amos^ Harrison (Amos,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Richard}), born 

at Northford in 1736, died there 25 Oct. 1815. He married, 

26 May 1762, Elizabeth Fowler, born 27 Feb. 1742/3, died 

at Northford 13 Mar. 1828, daughter of David and Elizabeth 

(Hall) of Durham. 

Children, born at Northford: 

i. Amos,6 b. in 1763; d. in Jan. 1774. 

ii. Mary, b. 24 July 1764; d. 30 Dec. 1773. 

iii. Abiathar, b. in 1767; d. 13 Jan. 1774. 

iv. Reuben, bapt. 1 Jan. 1769; d. s.p. 19 Sept. 1845; m. 1 Jan. 1795 

Sarah Foote, b. 1 Oct. 1767, d. 22 Aug. 1847, dau. of Daniel and 

Mary (Ingraham). 
V. Anna, b. in 1772; d. 2 Sept. 1775. 
vi. Amos Abiathar, b. 6 Feb. 1774; d. 29 Dec. 1846; m. Lucinda 

Hough, b. in 1780, d. 16 Mar. 1858. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. 22 July 1779; m. 12 Mar. 1799 Rufus Foote, s. of 

Daniel and Mary (Ingraham). 
viii. Jacob, bapt. 5 May 1782; d. 17 Oct. 1855; m. 24 Oct. 1805 Han- 
nah Bartholomew, b. in 1786, d. 15 Mar. 1869, dau. of Samuel 

and Irene (Munson). 
ix. Elizur, bapt. 8 Aug. 1784; d. 25 May 1850; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1809 

Rebecca Bartholomew; m. (2) 22 Nov. 1837 Lydia (Fowler) 

LiNSLEY, widow (second wife) of Richard. 

47. Edward^ Harrison {Amos,'^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard}), 

born at Northford in 1746, died there 22 Jan. 1833. He 

married, 12 Dec. 1771, Sarah Dudley, born in 1753, died at 

Northford 14 Feb. 1837, daughter of Joshua and EHzabeth 

(Hoadley) of Branford and Woodburj^ 

Children, born at Northford: 

i. Esther,^ b. 1 Oct. 1772; d. 1 Aug. 1773. 

ii. Sally, b. 9 Mar. 1774; d. 25 Mar. 1784. 

iii. Benjamin, b. 12 June 1776; d. 3 Sept. 1795. 

iv. Rachel, b. 30 Jan. 1778; m. 17 Feb. 1802 Henry Fowler. 

V. Lemuel, b. 6 Oct. 1781; d. 29 Oct. 1781. 

vi. Polly, b. 6 Apr. 1783; d. at New Haven 23 Feb. 1872; m. 7 Oct. 

1810 Capt. Simeon Hoadley, b. at Northford 4 July 1780, d. 

at New Haven 25 Dec. 1867. 

48. JoHN^ Harrison {John,^ John,^ Thomas'^ Richard^), born at 

Branford 12 Feb. 1742/3, died at North Branford 21 July 
1770. He married Silence Frisbie, daughter of Joseph and 
Sarah, who married secondly, 19 Oct. 1778, Eli Foote of North- 
ford, afterwards of Johnstown and Deerfield, N. Y. 
Child: 

i. JoHN,« b. at Northford in 1769; d. at North Branford 19 Aug. 1859; 
m. his first cousin, Abigail^ Harrison (49, i), b. at Branford 
27 Nov. 1777, d. at North Branford 5 Dec. 1808, dau. of Jarius 
and Mary (Harrison). 

49. Jarius^ Harrison {John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born at 

Branford in 1751, died there in Nov. 1824. He married, 8 Apr. 
1777 Mary^ Harrison (21, ii), born in 1755, died 26 July 1823, 
daughter of James and Abigail (Foote). 



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Child: 

i. Abigail/ b. at Branford 27 Nov. 1777; d. at North Branford 5 Dec. 
1808; m. her first cousin, John^ Harrison (48, i), q.v., s. of John 
and Silence (Frisbie). 

50/ Samuel^ Harrison {Samuel,"^ Samuel,^ Thomas j^ Richard}) ^ born 
at North Branford in 1737, died there 20 Aug. 1810. He 
married, 19 June 1765, Rebecca^ Harrison (17, ii), born at 
Branford 16 Nov. 1745, died 20 Nov. 1845, daughter of John 
and Lydia (Allen). 
^Children, born at North Branford: 

i. GiLEs,^ b. 4 Oct. 1765; d. 14 Aug. 1831; m. Harriet^ Harrison 

(57, iii), b. at North Branford in 1782, d. 5 Oct. 1866, dau. of 

Daniel Foote and Lulea (Monroe). 
ii. Rebecca, b. 26 Feb. 1767; d. 15 June 1862; m. (1) in Mar. 1790 

Frederic Monroe; m. (2) Moses^ Harrison (41, vii), q.v., s. 

of Timothy and Lydia (Butler). 
iii. Rev. Roger, B. A. (Yale, 1791), b. 12 Feb. 1769; d. s.p. in 1853; 

m. Lois Rose, who d. at Tolland, Mass., 14 June 1820, aged 46, 

and was bur. at North Branford, dau. of Capt. Jonathan; pasior 

of the church at Tolland, Mass. 
iv. Eunice, b. 16 May 1772; m. 16 Oct. 1796 Elisha Rose. 
V. Betsey, b. 19 Aug. 1779; d. 14 Sept. 1872; m. Col. Thaddeus^ 

Harrison, b. in 1783, d. 10 Dec. 1857, s. of Butler (41, iv) and 

Mercy (Linsley). 

51. Capt. Asahel^ Harrison {Samuel,^ Samuel ^^ Thomas,'^ Rich- 

ard}), born at North Branford in 1744, died there 30 Dec. 

1820. He married, 11 Mar. 1779, Elizabeth® Harrison 

(41, iii), born at Branford 2 Oct. 1755, died 22 May 1791, 

daughter of Timothy and Lydia (Butler). 

Children, born at North Branford: 

i. Samuel.^ 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. 28 Aug. 1785. 

iii. AsAHEL, b. 1 Apr. 1791; d. 12 Apr. 1791. 

52. Jared^ Harrison (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,'^ Richard}), born 

at North Branford in 1753, died in Apr. 1800. He married, 

25 July 1776, Mary McCleave of New Haven. 

Children, born at North Branford: 

i. Sarah Hall,^ b. 19 July 1778. 

ii. Mary (called Polly), b. 6 Sept. 1780. 

iii. Lavinia, b. 8 July 1783; m. 3 Jan. 1812 Josiah Harrison. 

iv. Lydia, b. 13 June 1785. 

V. Horace, b. 15 Apr. 1788. 

53. Jacob^ Harrison (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), born 

at North Branford, died at Guilford in 1826. He married, 
13 Dec. 1781, Lois Russell. 
Children : 

i. Offana,6 b. 9 Dec. 1783. 

ii. Lois, b. and d. 28 Mar. 1791. 

iii. Truman, of Guilford. 

54. Capt. Jared^ Harrison (Jared,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), 

born at Chester 8 July 1749, died at Salisbury 22 Sept. 1842. 
He married, in 1772, Asenath Stevens, born at Saybrook 

VOL. LXX. 6 



84 Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons [Jan. 

10 Sept. 1750, died at Salisbury 16 June 1816, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Lucy (Griswold). 
Children : 

i. RoswELL,6 b^ 2 May 1773; d. 29 Dec. 1860; m. (1) Elizabeth 

Guernsey; m. (2) 3 Jan. 1808 Catherine Steele, b. 5 Nov. 

1776, d. in 1841, dau. of Rev. Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Stevens). 
ii. Olive, b. 9 Aug. 1774; d. at Colebrook 5 Jan. 1818; m. (1) Alex- 
ander Spencer of Northeast Precinct, N.Y.; m. (2) Rev. Chatjn- 

CEY Lee, D.D. 
iii. Benjamin, b. 15 May 1776; d. at Bloomingdale, Ohio, 20 Apr. 

1828; m. in 1806 Parmelia Steele, b. in Sept. 1786, d. at 

Fredonia, N. Y., 10 Nov. 1868. 
iv. Sally, b. 28 July 1780; d. at Honesdale, Pa., 26 Feb. 1841; m. 

2 Oct. 1799 Judge Martin Strong, b. 7 Dec. 1778, d. 28 Feb. 

1838, 8. of Col. Adonijah and Abigail (Bates). 
V. Beulah, m. Samuel Lee, b. in 1784, d. at Columbia, Tenn., 

12 Oct. 1830, s. of Jonathan and Mabel (Little). 
vi. Jared Stevens, b. 9 July 1786; d. at Salisbury 27 Apr. 1864; m. 

(1) 27 Oct. 1808 Hannah Lee, b. 26 Jan. 1788, d. 10 June 1824, 
^ dau. of Dr. Jonathan of Pittsfield, Mass.; m. (2) Harriet 

, b. in 1807, d. 31 July 1880. 

vii. AsENATH, m. Scoville. 

55. Stephen^ Harrison {Jared,^ Samuel,^ Thomas, ^^ Richard}), born 

at Chester 8 Aug. 1752, died at Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 

5 June 1834. He married first, 29 July 1773, Sifsanna 

Franklin, born at North Canaan 6 Dec. 1751, died 4 Jan. 

1805, daughter of John and Kezia (Pierce); and secondly, 

HuLDAH Cunningham. 

Children by first wife : 

i. William,^ m. Lydia Chapin. 

ii. Lucy, b. 7 June 1775; m. Daniel Fuller. 

iii. Stephen, b. 16 May 1777; d. 5 Mar. 1865; m, Mary Dodson. 

iv. Jarius, b. 3 Apr. 1779; d. 1 Mar. 1853; m. Huldah Fuller. 

v. Lydia, b. 1 Mar. 1781; m. Jacob Steele. 

vi. Clarissa, b. 27 Mar. 1783; d. 22 Dec. 1820; m. John Dodson. 

vii. Merritt, b. 12 May 1785; d. 2 Nov. 1799. 

viii. Susanna, b. 8 Dec. 1789; m. Isaac Hopkins. 

Children by second wife: 

ix. Ezekiel Cunningham, b. 3 Sept. 1806; d. 12 June 1876; m. 

Rebecca Koons. 
X. Merritt Franklin, b. 29 July 1808; m. Sarah Edwards. 
xi. Julia Rebecca, b. 5 June 1813; m. Ross Hoyt. 
xii. Edna Davall, b. 29 Mar. 1815; m. Darwin Stiles. 

56. Theodore^ Harrison (Jared,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^) y 

born at Chester in 1756, died at Wethersfield 20 May 1836. 
He married, 17 Apr. 1780, Clotilda Wright, born in 1753, 
died at Wethersfield 20 July 1829, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Martha (Goodrich). 

Children, born at Wethersfield: 

i. Samuel,6 b. in 1795; d. 2 Sept. 1830. 

ii. Jared, b. in 1796; d. 11 Feb. 1846; m. 30 Apr. 1829 Caroline 
LovELAND, bapt. 11 Aug. 1799, d. 16 Mar. 1862, dau. of John 
and Esther (Buck). 

iii. Osmund, b. 9 Oct. 1798; d. 30 Mar. 1895; m. (1) Diantha Gris- 
wold, b. 16 Oct. 1807, d. 24 Feb. 1837, dau. of Simeon and 
Joanna (Riley); m. (2) Prudence Griswold. 



1916] Five Generations of Connecticut Harrisons 85 

57. Daniel Foote^ Harrison (James,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard}) 

was born at North Branford. He married first, 7 Mar. 1780, 

LuLEA Monroe, born in 1759, died 1 July 1791; and secondly 

Lydia , born in 1764. 

Children by first wife, born at North Branford: 

i. Leaveritt,^ b. 17 Sept. 1781. 

ii. Harriet, b. in 1782; d. 5 Oct. 1866; m. Giles^ Harrison (50, i), 

q.v., s. of Samuel and Rebecca (Harrison), 
iii. Frederick, bapt. 25 Aug. 1785. 

iv. DiODESIA. 

Child by second wife: 

V. Sally, b. at North Branford in 1795; m. Walter Rodney, b. 
10 Feb. 1793. 

58. Philemon^ Harrison {J antes, '^ Samuel,^ Thomas'^ Richard}), 

born at North Branford in 1761, died 6 Aug. 1825. He 
married, in 1784, Sarah Wolcott, born 7 May 1767, daughter 
of Dr. Jeremiah and Sarah (Goodsell). 
Children : 

i. James,8 b. 28 Dec. 1786; d. at New Haven 18 Feb. 1861; m. 

27 Oct. 18 — Charlotte Lynde, dau. of John Hart of New Haven, 
ii. Ransom, lost at sea. 
iii. Jeremiah, m. at Baltimore, Md., ; removed to New Orleans, 

La. 
iv. John, d. at Macon, Ga. 
V. Henry, m. Henrietta Hoods. 

59. Augustus^ Harrison (James,^ Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Richard^), 

born at North Branford in 1765, died at Harwinton 7 May 
1811. He married first, in 1789, Esther^ Harrison (41, ix), 
born at Branford 13 May 1770, died 9 Apr. 1790, daughter of 
Timothy and Lydia (Butler) ; and secondly Eunice Bunnell, 
who died at Harwinton 16 Aug. 1858. 

Child by first wife: 
i. Benjamin A.,* d. at Suffield. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. Maria. 

iii. Delia, bapt, in Nov. 1798; d. at Harwinton 13 Mar. 1872. 
iv. Eunice, b. 19 June 1801; m. 25 Aug. 1821 John Brooks Barthol- 
omew of Harwinton, b. 19 Oct. 1795, d. 10 Feb. 1859. 
V. Phila Amelia. 
vi. Augustus. 

60. Calvin^ Harrison (J antes, ^ Samuel,^ Thomas,"^ Richard^), born 

at North Branford in 1767, died there 12 Feb. 1831. He 
married, 25 Mar. 1788, Abigail Linsley, born in 1770, died 
at North Branford 4 Apr. 1820, daughter of Israel and Hannah 
(Moulthrop). 
Children, born at North Branford: 

i. Jeremiah,^ b. 28 May 1789; d. s.p. 28 Apr. 1853; m. (1) 13 Oct. 

1824 Harriet Linsley, who d. 8 Sept. 1836; m. (2) 17 Apr. 

1842 Julia Ann Frisbie, who d. 18 Aug. 1845; m. (3) 14 Mar. 

1847 Minnie Mix. 
ii. Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1791; m. Marcus Bronson of Waterbury. 
iii. James, b. 21 Nov. 1794; d. at Madison 18 Feb. 1867; m. in Sept. 

1817 Clarissa Dudley. 



86 Reminiscences of John Davidson [Jan. 

iv. Calvin, b. 18 Feb. 1797; d. at Wallingford 6 Apr. 1870; m. Ann 

Bartholomew, b. 4 June 1797, d. at Wallingford 13 Nov. 1873, 

dau. of Jonathan. 
V. Israel, b. 15 Apr. 1798; d. at Wallingford 5 July 1868; m. (1) 

4 Dec. 1825 Nancy Gaylord; m. (2) 21 Oct. 1841 Sarah G. 

Hull. 
vi. Minor, b. 16 Oct. 1801; d. at Wallingford 27 May 1840; m. 1 Nov. 

1821 Emeline Halu b. 14 Apr. 1801, d. 29 Oct. 1842, dau. of 

Benjamin and Lydia (Cook). 
vii< Abigail, b. 5 Jan. 1805; m. Stephen Camp oi Waterbury. 



REMINISCENCES OF JOHN DAVIDSON, 
A MAINE PIONEER 

Communicated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., of Brookline, Mass. 

John Davidson, the writer of the following narrative, was a son 
of John Davidson of Windham, N. H., who, as one of the original 
proprietors of Belfast, Me., drew lot No. 10 on the eastern side of 
Belfast Bay, in what is now the town of Searsport. The elder 
Davidson did not go to Belfast, but was represented by his son John, 
who arrived with the first settlers in 1770, being then only nineteen 
years old. Young John Davidson built a log house there and re- 
mained nine years. During the Revolution he left Belfast and 
returned to Windham, which was his home until he reached extreme 
old age. In 1794 his First Division lot in Belfast was conveyed to 
Job Young for £100, and the next year the remainder of his share 
was conveyed to John Cochran for a like sum. In 1829, after the 
death of his wife, Davidson went to live with his son William at 
Lowell, Mass., and there he died 25 Oct. 1835, aged eighty-five years. 
His son Henry, who died at Belfast 26 Jan. 1864, was the only one 
of his children who settled in Maine. 

Davidson's narrative was written in 1832, after he had completed 
his eighty-second year. The original manuscript is now in the 
possession of descendants residing in Belfast, and has been copied for 
the Register by the Misses Annie L. Barr and Grace Hall, of the 
Belfast Free Library. This narrative was used in compiling the 
genealogy of the Davidson family published in Morrison's '^History 
of Windham in New Hampshire;" and a few extracts from it, with 
corrected spelling, may be found in Williamson's ^'Historj^ of Bel- 
fast," vol. 1. The manuscript is here reproduced verbatim, except 
for the omission of a few repetitions and of some of the less important 
details. 

[1]* In march 6 1832 

A narative of some of the triels and sufferings of John Davidson and his 
family in time of the Revolutionery war in the yr 1779 vath some accounts of 
my religious experience and many other interesting circumstances of life to 
show the wonderfuU goodness and mercy of God in preserving me and my 
fammily in time of perrell & Danger in supplying our wants in time of need 

* The figures in brackets indicate the pages of the manuscript. 



1916] Reminiscences of John Davidson 87 

so much as we experenced them and in continuing my life and faculties to 
this great age together with some account of my ancesters according to the 
best of my recollection I not having kept any Journel & this is written with 
my owne hand on this 25 of may in the year 1832 in the 83 year of my age 

I was born in tewcksbury Mass. on a farm now owned or occupyed by 
Mr. Eezadick Rogers S^ farm known by it being calded Bowlands farm, 
march 16th 1750* my ancestors on both My Father & Mothers Side were 
both from Scotland were By profession what was then Protestants they 
embearked to the north of Ireland a place in those days nearly distitute Of 
inhabitents, very remote from the natives of Ireland And after they began 
to call them Irish, and from that they call us Scothirish, so we are cauled so 
to this Day, in that place Called Mennemoref my Father was born, August 
20. 1720 

And in 1728 his Father and Mother Brothers and Sisters and others 
embarked for Amaerica, in consequence chiefly of the following alarming 
circumstence viz. my Greatgrand Father took a Little boy by the name of 
M<^ graw who lived with them untill he became a man, then he left them 
af[t]er some time he returned accompined by another man, on a pretended 
visit of friendship knowing that money was in the house and all were Ex- 
pected to be abcsent through the night except those Aged couple they from 
pretended kindness ofered to Lodge in the house with them to protect them 
but in the Stillness of midnight when those aged innocent. Unsuspecting 
patrons — in the Silent repose without the least thought of danger these 
villins arose [2] And with an axe put an end to their existence took the money 
and what they pleased, after pilliging the house Set it on fire And left the 
place — but justice slumbered not in the case Of one — when my Grand 
Father returned the next day Saw his house in ashes and his aged parents 
bones, and McGraw and his friend had absconded, immediate Search was 
made, and McGraw was found — and blood was on His clothes, he confessed 
the whole affair and his Sentence in A court of justice was immediately 
pass^. and he was publicly jibited the other was not found as I ever heard, 
as apears the murderers and them sort are or were a revangfull popele and 
my grand father thought it to be too much of a risque to continue there for 
fear of there revenge, he and the family and other realitives removed to 
north america State of massachusetts the town of wobourn. 

my Father was then a boy about 8 years old and he was put to Capt 
Timothy Brooks and he continued with him till he was 21 and he after that 
he worked about with one and another till about 25 and then marred Sarah 
Nuttjt and his Father Uncle George and himself remooved into Tukesbury 
and lived there 8 years and my parents had two Daughters and two son born 
on a farm known by it being called Boland farm, the names of us children 
born on said farm are as folloeth — Sarah — Anna — John and James§ in 
which time my Father and Uncle George, went to windham bought farms 
for them selves, my Father moved on to his it was in may 1752 the two 
Brothers with there wives Hved with them here till they all became old and 
all Died there in windham 

i John lived with my parents till I was 20 years 2 months 4 days old in 
which time I receieved good instruction from them they exhorted me to 
secret prayer and a good many admonitions and instructions which I en- 
deaveoured in some good measure to perform, when I was about 8 or 9 years 
old I was subject [to] fits till about 16 they left me and thrrough the goodness 

* He gives this date according to New Style. In the Vital Records of Tewksbury 
the birth of John Davidson, son of John and Sarah, is given under date of 5 Mar. 1749. 

t Probably Moneymore, co. Londonderry. 

i Sarah McNutt, See Davidson genealogy in History of Windham, pp. 423 et seq. 

§ According to the Vital Records of Tewksbury Sarah was born 23 Jan. 1745, Anna 
20 Nov. 1747, John 5 Mar. 1749, and James was baptized 23 Feb. 1752. 



88 Reminiscences of John Davidson [Jan. 

of god I never have had any after as yet but has enjoyed a good Degree of 
helth except the Sick head eake which has been very aflictive to me neverthe- 
less, my helth has been very good for the most, part which to this Day I have 
great reason to return thanks to almighty [3] God for his goodness to me 

when I was about 20 years old my Father preposed to purchise a lot right 
of land in the The Township of Belfast and preposed to give it me if I would 
go and Settle on it I excepted his offer My father hved on the farm now 
occupyed by my brother Wilham in Windham N. H. untill the 29 of sept. 
1799 when he died, and while he lived there he had five children viz. Mary. 
WiUiam. Jesse, William and Betesy, five of their Children are now living viz 
John, James, Mary, William and Betsy. 

On the 20 Day of may 1770 1 arived at Belfast raw anough and unaquainted 
with any one at Belfast but John Tuffts, 'tho John Morrison had a lot of 
land that lay along side my land and he and I built a camp betweext us, and 
lived together one summer or season, O Dear I was unaquainted with the 
nature of mankind, tho I had something of an opertunity to be acquainted 
with what wes on board the vessel while we ware on our passage to Belfast 
which was about 30 men women & children bound to Belfast and penobscut 
River the most that belonged to Belfast went ashore before Morison and I 
Did, for there land lay westerly of ours and a httle while after two of the 
shipes hands took Morrisons and my efects into the boat and brought us 
round Moose Point to the south end of our lots of land. Sun then being but 
one hour and haK high at night, you may judge what a situation we must be 
in the roaring seas on the one hand, and the howling wilderness on the other, 
and our stoers hurried from the boat and those 2 men that brought us there 
as soon as our efects was out of the boat they left us, and as the tide was far 
out and it a coming in we had to stur our Selves quick so as to have our 
stoars out of the tides way as it apeared likly it would in a short time move 
them, but it would be much to our cost, so before Dark we had them secucer 
from the tide, when this was performed the next I thought of as it was 
growing toward Dark i was going to strike fire — said Morrison we will not 
stay hear for the Indians would kill us before morning he said he ment to see 
Matthew Reed before he slept and away he went 4 miles, and I stoped over 
night with Mr. John Barnet in going 2 miles [4] And staled with him that 
night, next morning we returned To our stoers found them safe, we at- 
temp[t]ed to, and put up the walls of a camp that Day, the next put on the 
roof covered it with spruce Bark so as to be toUerable comfortable, then we 
began to clear about the camp, and we began to make the opening larger my 
most Perticular work was to cut cordwood and clear the land, as I Had no 
oxen I had to exchange my work for ox work and I got about 50 cords to 
th[e] [lan]ding a pretty large todd* for a vessel the place was nev/ and coasters 
unaquainted with the harbour And I could find no market for my wood till 
it was §poild And I had to set fire to it, for that was the easiest way I could 
Moov it out of the way out from the landing so as to leave thet for Green 
wood, tho it semed a great loss, perhaps as much as 25 Dollors or more, 
(the next season 1771 I sowed 2 bushells of winter Rie and I had betwixt 30 
and 40 bushells,) 

in the month of October 1770 I returned to my Fathers house in windham 
and he had agreed to have me to go and work the insueing winter with Mr 
John Barnett at shoework as I had worked at that work before he thought 
the tread would be some benif et to me some time and so It has in my fammily. 

In the spring of 1771 1 returned to Belfast and resumed my works of cutting 
cordwood And clearing and prepared two acres of ground on which in the fall 
I sowed the rie before mentioned 

In January in 1772 I left Belfast for my Fathers house by water in a very 
poor miserebele leekey vessell and a cearless commander if he had plenty of 

• I.e.» load. 



1916] Reminiscences of John Davidson 89 

Rum in the vessel it was all the stoers he wished to provide, the chiefe of the 
stoars that were on boart for ten to live on for ten Days was what we that 
were pasengers took on board as our owne Stoers and toward the last of our 
Passagee I think we eat the last of any thing we had on board without we 
had killed a dog and we threatned his life we had no releief with provision 
till all most sundown the ninth Day when as good luck would have it we were 
Driven within wood Island 

we cast anker the next was who wiU go a Shore, the next was the enquirey, 
not who will go ashore but who has money to pay for some food I no not 
there was one cent on board but what I had in my pocket that was little [5] 
so We our capt and my Self Set out to go ashore in a little punt we had to go 
with paddles about three milds before we could reach the shore there was one 
house there and but one the first the Capt Called for was a mug of flip to put in 
to our empty stomachs all the provesions we could obtain there was one Dry 
fish and half a bushell of frosted bitten spenish Potatoes and having carried 
them to our punt or boat we attemped to gain or reach the vessel but a sudden 
squell came up and we afeared we should be blown of to sea, we Dear not go, 
we returned to the house and waited and as soon as it began to break away 
we attempted to go on board wth our small pittence of stores to releive the 
Suffering of ourselves and those we left on board but now this wind was so 
heigh that we could not have Stopt when we came to the vessel but the men 
from on board hove the end of a rope and the wind being high we had like to 
have filled our punt before we could have come on board the vessel, the men 
and rope apeared to be the means of preventing us from going to sea, by this 
time the weather being so sovear our potatoes had another touch of the frost 
tho we boiled sume of them, they and fish were very good. 

next day morning we hove up and come to sale and ventered to sea and 
before Dark we were Driven within kittery point near to Portmouth there 
we let run our anker and I went a shoar and bought some meat and bread 
and after Refreshing our Selves we brought the vessell into the Dock to a 
worf, then I had Done with her without it was to go and see her, She was 
about as full of water as time and tide could fill her, when I come next Day 
morning to see her sunk to the bottom as a stone. how the goodness of 
God is to be seen that he Did not withdraw his Protecting arm a few Days 
sooner, when we were in the vessel at sea, it is wholy of the goodness of the 
almighty god, that he Did Suffer any of us to be preveved to the land, All 
the time we were at sea whather sick or well, cold or warm by Day or by 
night we must be Drewing water out of the hold of the vessel with a pump it 
apeared we at that time that we had life and Deth Set before us [6] To be 
leborious prooved to be the preservation of the lives of all on Board that 
vessel, in about two Days after we eat the last of our provision we began to 
have that sharp hunger for food a little over, we were very, very, faint, and 
the longer the worse notwithstanding we must work or Sink, little I knew 
what sort of a comander or a vessel I was going with or I never should have 
engaged with him 

when I came to Portsmouth I was a stranger and knew no one but Capt 
McFarland (of the vessel I came in) and I entrusted my very good blanket 
my Dear Mother took so much panes to make had it fulled in a fulling mill 
it was very larg that she made it so if I was out over night it would fiave been 
a good preservetive against the frost, but he is gone and the blanket likewise 
so I have done with them both. 

after I left Portsmouth I had yes I had a teadious Journy on my feet to 
my Fathers house at Windham not less then 50 milds as the snow was Deep 
and light and very cold I was received as a very w[e]lcome guest 

[To be continued] 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., Recording Secretary pro tempore 

Boston, MassachiLsetts, 5 May 1915. A stated meeting of the Society was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Council, 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Twenty-one resident members were elected by ballot. 

Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt. D., President of the Society, spoke on 
Westminster Abbey as an Inspiration to New England. After giving an outUne 
of the history of the Abbey and with the aid of stereopticon shdes describing the 
architecture of the edifice and many of the objects of interest therein. President 
Baxter showed how the history of England is enshrined within its walls. He 
urged that our New England should have such a temple of honor, a place in which 
to preserve the memorials of the Pilgrim and Puritan founders and their suc- 
cessors, as a result of whose thought and work and life New England is what it 
is to-day. 

On motion of Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks it was 

Voted, That a committee of three be appointed to consider the subject of the 
lecture and to report at the autumn meeting, the committee to have the power 
to invite representatives from other societies to meet with it. 

On motion of Vice-President Rust a vote expressing the Society's appreciation 
of the address of President Baxter was passed. 

6 October. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashbur- 
ton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

In the absence of the Recording Secretary, Alfred Johnson was appointed 
Recording Secretary pro tempore. 

The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Coimcil, 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

After the reading of the names of the members of the Society who had died 
since the last previous meeting, a brief paper was read by Hon. Charles Sidney 
Ensign, LL.B., giving facts relating to those living persons who have longest held 
membership in the Society. 

Twenty-six resident members were elected by ballot. 

The address of the afternoon, by Zelotes Wood Coombs, A.M., Professor of 
English at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, followed. Professor Coombs's 
subject was Historic and Literary Concord; and with the aid of many lantern 
sUdes he described in detail and most interestingly all the familiar and many less 
known places and monuments, historic and literary, of Concord. 

S November. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice-President Rust presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

By ballot the following w^ere elected members of the Nominating Committee: 
J. Gardner Bartlett, Lawrence Brainerd, Mrs. Mary L. Holman, Mrs. Susan C. 
Tufts, Walter K. Watkins. 

Fitz-Henry Smith, Jr., LL.B., of Boston, read a paper entitled The Story of 
Boston Light, with the aid of a chart of Boston Harbor tracing the history of this 
lighthouse, the oldest in the country, from its foundation in 1716 to the present day. 

1 December. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, and Corresponding Secretary were accepted. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 

Messrs. Henry F. Tapley and Charles S. Penhallow were appointed auditors. 

Six resident members were elected by ballot. 

The address of the afternoon was delivered by Barrett Wendell, Litt. D., of 
Boston, and was entitled Genealogy and Social Justice. 

On motion of Henry Edwards Scott a vote of thanks to the speaker was adopted. 



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NOTES 

Granby (Conn.) Cemetery Inscriptions. — The following death records 
were copied by me on 31 Aug. 1905 directly from the stones then standing or 
lying upon the ground in the so-called Lee Cemetery, which is situated in the 
southern central part of the Sixth School District of North Granby, Conn., near 
the middle of the triangular tract of land bounded on the east by the^Granby- 
Granville turnpike, on the north and west by the road leading from the Hiram 
Wilcox place to the Loveland place, and on the south by the Hartland road, 
leading from the Loveland place to the Leonard place, on the aforesaid Granby- 
Granville turnpike. 

This cemetery lies directly west of the old homestead formerly occupied in 
turn by the Lees, Wilcoxes, and BisseUs, and has been neglected for many years; 
in fact, not only have the fences been neglected, but the grounds have been 
pastured, and trees allowed to grow to a size which permitted cutting ties from 
the same. All this neglect and depredation have resulted in the turning over and 
breaking of many stones, and many of them have disappeared. 

As many of those whose names are found in this cemetery were men and women 
of affairs in their day, this record is made with the hope that their memory may 
not entirely disappear and that our gratitude for what they were and what|they 
did may abide. 

Buttles, Enoch, d. Aug. 29, 1849, aged 73. 

Buttles, Enock H., d. Mar. 1, 1866, aged 55. 

Buttles, Hannah D., wife Enoch, d. Jan. 7, 1844, aged 27. 

Buttles, Jane, dau. Enoch H. and Hannah D., d. June 11, 1838, aged 16 m. 

Buttles, Mary, dau. Enoch H. and Hannah D., d. Oct. 16, 1838, aged 2 m. 

Buttles, Mary Jane, dau. Enoch H. and Hannah D., d. Sept. 10, 1843, aged 5 w. 

Buttles, Philette, wife Capt. Enoch, d. Apr. 11, 1816, aged 40. 

Buttolph, Mr. Joel, d. Nov. 25, 1786, aged 37. 

Buttolph, Lement, dau. Mr. Benone, d. Nov. 2, 1795, aged 4 m. 

Buttolph, Lois, dau. Lieut. Jonathan and Mrs. Lois, d. Jan. 17, 1775, aged 6. 

Buttolph, Temperance, dau. Mr. Benone and Mrs. M , d. Aug. 31, 1798, 

'aged 11 m. 15 d. 
Carpenter, Cornelia, dau. John D. and Elizabeth, d. June 16, 1833, aged 12. 
Case, Mrs. Mary, wife Capt. Job, d. Oct. 2, 1803, aged 40. 
Case, Philo, s. Capt. Job and Mary, d. Sept. 24, 1803, aged 8. 
Church, David, s. Uriah and Martha, d. Sept. 1, 1805, aged 14 m. 
Church, Electa, d. Feb. 27, 1851, aged 49. 

Church, Ellen H., dau. David and Harriet E., d. Aug. 18, 1843, aged 2 y. 6 m. 
Church, Emily, wife David, d. Aug. 15, 1834, aged 26. 
Church, Martha, d. Mar. 12, 1828, aged 62. 

Church, Mary J., dau. David and Harriet E., d. Feb. 5, 1844, aged 5 y. 3 m. 
Church, Mr. Uriah, d. Apr. 29, 1804, aged 62. 

Clemmons, Emily, dau. Ferdinand and Anna, d. Oct. 4, 1803, aged 5 y. 
Clemmons, Ferdinand, s. Mr. Ferdinand and Mrs. Anna, d. July 6, 1800, aged 4 y. 
Clemmons, Ferdinand, s. Ferdinand and Anna, d. Oct. 1, 1803, aged 2 y. 
Clemmons, Lucy, dau. Mr. Ferdinand and Mrs. Anna, d. May 26, 1800, aged 3 w. 
Clemmons, L* William, d. Apr. 30, 1797, aged 41. 
Clemons, Anna, wife Lieut. Ferdinand, d. Aug. 24, 1827, aged 60. 
Clemons, Arthur H., d. Dec. 29, 1855, aged 27. 
Clemons, Ferdinand, d. Oct. 24, 1836, aged 72. 
Clemons, Orland E., s. Philo and Annis, d. Oct. 1, 1834, aged 3. 
Clemons, Sarah Jane, dau. Philo and Annis, d. Mar. 11, 1835, aged 14 m. 
Colton, Achsah, widow Lemuel, d. Apr. 3, 1828, aged 76. 
Colton, Lieut. Eleazar, d. Sept. 9, 1789, aged 49. 
Colton, Lemuel, d. Apr. 29, 1789, aged 38. 
Colton, Lemuel, d. Sept. 25, 1858, aged 72. 

Colton, Mariett, dau. Lemuel and Polly, d. Feb. 14, 1823, aged 2. 
Colton, Newton Merrill, s. Lemuel and Polly, d. Aug. 30, 1852, aged 18 y. 7 m. 

Colton, , infant Lemuel and Achsah, d. July 22, 1784. 

Daniels, Mary P., dau. Rossiter and Emehne, d. Aug. 11, 1833, aged 4. 

Daniels, Milo A., d. July 28, 1857, aged 31. 

DiboU, Maria, dau. Mr. Phil&,nder and Mrs. Esther, d. Mar. 4, 1817, aged 12. 



92 Notes [Jan. 

DiboU, Mr. Philander, d. Feb. 28, 1817, aged 43. 

Elkey, Fanny, wife Harvey, d. Apr. 14, 1844, aged 48. 

Gains, Calvin, d. Feb. 18, 1851, aged 81 y. 7 m. 28 d. 

Gains, Lucy G., wife Calvin, d. June 14, 1848, aged 69. 

Gains, Mrs. Sarah, wife Capt. Solomon, d. Aug. 2, 1818, aged 63. 

Gains, Capt. Solm, d. Feb. 13, 1827, aged 71. 

Gains, Solomon M., s. Solomon and Nancy, d. Jan. 17, 1833, aged 1 y. 10 m. 

Gillett, Carohne S., dau. John and Hannah, d. Feb. 14, 1839, aged 5 y. 8 m. 8 d. 

Gillett, Hiram N., s. John and Hannah, d. Mar. 22, 1864, aged 36. 

GiUett, John, d. Dec. 23, 1860, aged 62. 

Hills, Harvey, s. Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Polly, d. Oct. 26, 1802, aged 6. 

Hills, Mrs. Polly, consort Mr, Samuel, d. Apr. 16, 1814, aged 38. 

Holcomb, Cynthia, wife Sereno, d. Mar. 25, 1827, aged 39. 

Holcomb, Jane P., dau. Sereno and Cynthia, d. Nov. 24, 1858, aged 39. 

Holcomb, Mrs. Mary, wife Lieut. Silas, d. Mar. 29, 1781, aged 38. 

Holcomb, Noadiah Anson, s. Sereno and Cynthia, d. Mar. 20, 1817, aged 5. 

Holcomb, Miss Sabra, dau. Lieut. Silas and Mrs. Mary, d. Sept. 19, 1777, aged 9. 

Holcomb, Sereno, d. Oct. 24, 1863, aged 79. 

Holcomb, Sereno W., d. July 7, 1854, aged 44. 

Holcomb, Lieut. Silas, d. Oct. 6, 1806, aged 71. 

Holcomb, Voyletty, wife Martin, d. Feb. 11, 1868, aged 73. 

Jones, Emerson M., s. John and Fanny, d. Sept. 16, 1840, aged 1 y. 1 m. 16 d. 

Jones, Fanny A., wife John, d. Jan. 30, 1840, aged 24. 

Jones, Marshall, s. John, d. Dec. 26, 1839, aged 2 y. 5 m. 

Jones, Roderick, d. Oct. 18, 1863, aged 67. . 

Kasson, Mrs. Margiret, wife Mr. Joseph S. and dau. to Deacon John WyHe and J 

Mrs. EUsabeth his wife, d. Apr. 26, 1798, aged 24. 
Lee, Mrs. Abigail, wife Oren, d. Aug. 20, 1822, aged 49. 
Lee, Mrs. Charlotte, consort Mr. Orrin, d. Aug. 28, 1810, aged 47. 
Lee, Norman L., d. Nov. 15, 1826, aged 42. 
Lee, Orren, d. June 5, 1841, aged 81. 

Lee, Sarah Ann, wife Norman L., d. Feb. 1, 1852, aged 60. 
Lewis, Mrs. Naomi, consort Lieut. Nathan (of Chatham), d. Apr. 19, 1814, aged 

69. 
Lewis, Mrs. Sarah, wife Mr. Ackley, d. June 28, 1813, aged 45. 
Merriman, Caleb, Esq., d. Feb. 14, 1817, aged 63. 
Merriman, EUzer, s. Enoch and Polly, d. July 29, 1811, aged 3. 
Merriman, Mrs. Polly, wife Mr. Levi, d. Jan. 23, 1821, aged 38. 
More, Clarasa Amy, dau. Orrin and Tirzah, d. Apr. 11, 1839, aged 5 y. 7 m. 
More, Jesse Ozias, s. Orrin and Tirzah, d. Nov. 22, 1838, aged 2 y. 8 m. 
Payn, Mrs. Sarah, wife Mr. John, d. Jan. 3, 1806, aged 67. 
Phelps, Mr. Abel, d. Jan. 5, 1805, aged 76. 

Phelps, Daniel, s. Philo and Clarrissa, d. Sept. 7, 1846, aged 2 y. 
Phelps, Mrs. Hannah, d. Jan. 8, 1819, aged 81. 
Phelps, Mr. Hezekiah, d. Nov. 7, 1793, aged 63. 
Phelps, Mrs. Mary, wife Mr. Abel, d. Oct. 14, 1804, aged 74. 
Post, Capt. Aaron, d. Apr. 8, 1810, aged 43. 
Post, Widow Hannah, d. Jan. 24, 1850, aged 92. 
Rice, Betsey, wife Jonah, d. Nov. 26, 1851, aged 68. 
Rice, Deziah, dau. Mr. Jonah and Deziah, d. Aug. 1, 1807, aged 17. 
Rice, Hannah, wife Richard, d. Dec. 5, 1875, aged 96. 
Rice, Jonah, d. Feb. 14, 1860, aged 83. 

Rice, Juha Anna, dau. Widow Hannah, d. June 20, 1838, aged 19. 
Rice, Mary R., dau. Widow Hannah, d. Apr. 24, 1828, aged 23. 
Rice, Richard, d. July 28, 1821, aged 41. 

Waters, Mrs. Phebe, wife Mr. Abner, d. June 28, 1810, aged 53. 
, Lydia, wife . 

Hartfordf Conn. George Seymour Godard. 



Tripp-Waldo Bible Records. — The following records have been copied 
from a Bible that belonged at one time to Harman Waldo of Auburn, N. Y., and 
is now in the possession of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. 



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William Tripp Was Born October the 10th A.D. 1719* [Interlined in a differ- 
ent handwriting: Was Great Great Great Grandfather of Harman Waldo. f] 
WiUiam Tripp and mary WUlcox Was married July 12 1739 

Thomas Tripp son to William and mary Was born May 12 1740 

Catharine Tripp was born March the 14th Day A.D. 1742 

Mary Tripp Died December the 31st Day A.D. 1742 

Catharine Tripp Died August the 18th Day A.D. 1743 

WiUiam Tripp and Mary Weight was married Nov^ 13*^ Day A.D. 1743 

Mary Tripp Daughter to Wilham and mary was bom Sepb^ l^^^ A.D. 1744 

Catharine Tripp was Born June the 8^li day AD 1747 

Bridgit Tripp Born June the 23d day AD 1751 

Thos Tripp & Tacy Coon was married may the ZO^ day AD 1771 

Catharine Tripp Was Born February the 15*^1 day AD 1772 
Mary Tripp Was Born March the 19th day AD 1774 
Thomas Tripp Was Born December the 13th Day AD 1775 
Bridgit Tripp Was Bom may the 2d Day AD 1779 
Bridgit Tripp Died February 28th Day AD 1780 
Tacy Tripp was Born February the 5 Day AD 1782 
Mary Tripp and Stephen Talman was married December 16, 1790 
Stephen Talman Was Born May 12th AD 1768 
Stephen Talman & Mary Tripp Was Maried Dec. 16th 1790 
Samuel Waldo was bom November 8th 1759 
Samuel Waldow & Catherine Tripp Was Maried Nov ist 1791 
John Waldow Was born October 11th 1792 

Catherine Waldow Died March 27th 1793 [In a different handwriting: Mother 
of John Waldo.] 

WiUiam T. Talman Was Born September l^t AD 1795 

Thomas Tripp jr & Mary HoUter Was Maried August 12th 1795 

Catherine Talman Was born October 5th AD 1798 

Tacy Tripp Wife of Thomas Tripp Died March 17th 1799 on the first Day of 

the Week at Six OClock and Twenty five Minutes in the Morning 
Electa T. Noughtop Was Born March 11th 1790 
John B. Talman Was Born October 4th 1792 

Thomas Tripp Was maried to mary Snider October the 21 1801 

Tacy WiUcox Died November the 25 1806 

Mary Tripp Died 30th October 1810 on tuesday Evening 11 oclock 

Thomas Tripp Jun, Died the second Day of January 1810 

WiUiam Tripp Son of Thomas Tripp Jun Was Born May the Twentieth second 

Day in the year of our Lord 1799 
Thomas Tripp the third Was Bom July the Twenty-seventh in the year of 

our Lord 1801 
Henry Tripp was Born the Sixth Day of November In the year of our Lord 1804- 
Ira Tripp was Born May the fourth Day in the fear of o^l^ Lord 1807 
The Ages of Thomas Tripp's Juniour ChUdren Taken at Princetown February 

the 20 Day 1810 By their Mother 
Thomas Tripp & Bulah Denny was v-Iarried November 30th I813-3''d wife 

Thomas Tripp Died November the eleventh day about ten oclock at night 1823 
in the eighty fourth year of his age 

Bulah Tripp Died September 15th 1827 
Lucy Mix was bom January 30th 1799 
John Waldo and Lucy Mix was maried January 20th 1820 [In later handwriting: 

John Waldo 28 years old when married.] 
Horrace Waldo was born Sept. 5th 1821 
Harman Waldo was bom August 18th 1823 
Sarah Union Waldo was born April 23rd 1825 
Sarah Union Waldo Died February the 3 1827 aged one year nine months and 

11 days 

* "October 10 A.D. 1712," according to a duplicate entry on a loose slip of paper 
found in the Bible. 

t This statement is incorrect. WiUiam Tripp was the great-great-grandfather of 
Harman Waldo. 



94 Notes [Jan. 

Lyman M Waldo was born April 7th 1828 

Lucy Waldo wife of John Waldo Died May ll*li 1828 aged 29 years 3 months 

& 11 days 
Betsey Brown wife of John Waldo died August 2 Is* 1857 aged 63 years. 62 

years 9 months & 13 days. 
Lyman Mix Waldo killed in battle of Cedar Creek Virginia 1864, aged 36 years 

6 months and 12 days 
Horace Waldo died January 12*^ 1847 aged 25 years 4 months and 7 days 
John Waldo died August 25^1^ 1878 quarter of six Oclock, Aged 85 years, 10 

Months, 14 days 
Harman Waldo Died November 2^^, 1904. aged 81 years 2 Months 15 Days. 
Mary J Baker wife of Harman Waldo Died April 19, 1911, aged 76 yrs 8 Months 

15 days 

On loose shps folded into the Bible are entries that dupUcate some of the records 
given above, and also the following new entry: 

John Baker Waldo, Son of Harman & Mary Jane Baker Waldo, Died February 
third 1881 Aged 24 years 8 months & 22 days. John B was their only son. 

Worcester, Mass. Waldo Lincoln. 

HisTOKicAL Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-xxiii), ''that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in making it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this coimtry received a grant of arms be invited to ofifer the 
arms for record with this Society," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest ; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which 
they beheve to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of 
painting the arms and making up the record will have to be defrayed by the ap- 
pHcants, and the Committee has determined that $3.00 for each coat will barely 
suflBce. 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money will be returned 
unless the applicant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 
The Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
in size, there will be many other thmgs of extreme interest contributed with the 
arms and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manors, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in supple- 
mentary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. AppUcations in 
which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated in the 
report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the making of appHcations may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. 

History of Surry, N. H. — Frank B. Kingsbury of Proctor, Vt., is gathering 
material for a history of the town of Surry, N. H. Items of historical and gene- 
alogical interest relating to this tow^n will be appreciated by him. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 



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uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. AH names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Clarke-Clark. — Dea. George, bom in England, died at Milford, Conn., in 
June 1690, by George Clarke Bryant, 75 North Cliff Street, Ansonia, Conn. 

George, — Asa, bom in Maine or New Hampshire about 1770, died at East 
Calais, Vt., about 1848, a descendant of Nicholas George, by Allen A. Norris, 
M.D., Elkhart, Ind. 

Miles. — John, of Concord, Mass., freeman 14 Mar. 1638/9, died at Concord 
26 Aug. 1693, by Jonas Michael Miles, 28 Adams Street, Brookline, Mass. 

Pier. — Thomas, died (probably at Great Barrington, Mass.) in 1778, by Mrs. 
Kate H. (Pier) Mcintosh, 20 Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wis. 



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Harvard College, Class of 1875. Harvard College, Class of 1875. Secretary's 
report, no. 9. Fortieth anniversary, 1875-1915. 12 + 188 p. pi. 8° 

Harvard College, history. Remarks on the first Board of Overseers of Harvard 
College and on certain books written by members of the Class of 1642. By 
Frederick Lewis Gay. Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 1915. p. 125-131, 8° 
Reprinted from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 17. 



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California, chronology. California chronology, a period of three hundred and 
fifty years, 1510-1860. By Orra Eugene Monnette, B.A. Los Angeles, Cal., 
1915. 52 + 1 p. pi. 8° 

Connecticut, register and manual. State <5f Connecticut, 1915. Prepared by 
The Secretary. Hartford, published by the State, 1915. 677 p. map pi. 12° 

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Early Settlers* Association. Annals of the Early 
Settlers' Association of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Vol. 6, no. 5. Published by 
order of the Executive Committee. [Cleveland, Ohio] 1914. 77 p. 8° 

Massachusetts General Court manual. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Manual for the use of the General Court, containing the rules of the two branches, 
together with the constitution of the Commonwealth and that of the United 
States, and a list of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state 
government, state institutions and their officers, and other statistical information. 
By Henry D[ingley] Coolidge and James W. Kimball. Boston, Wright & Potter 
Printing Co., 1915. 13 + 695 p. U. pi. 16° 

New England, houses. Interesting houses of New England from original 
photographs. Boston, Burroughs & Co., 1915. 77 + [1] p. 8° 

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Boxborough, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Boxborough, Mass., to the 
year 1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1915. 
78 p. 8° 

Burlington, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Burlington, Mass., to the 
year 1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwm, A.B. Boston, Mass., 1915. 100 
p. 8° 

Gardiner, Me., vital records. Vital records of Gardiner, Me., to the year 1892. 
Part 2. Marriages and deaths. Editor, Henry Sewall Webster, A.M. Commit- 
tee on PubUcation, Alfred Johnson, Litt. D. Pubhshed under authority of the 
Mame Historical Society. Gardiner, Me., 1915, p. 193-675, 8° 

Holland, Mass., history. History of the Town of Holland, Mass. By Rev. 
Martin Lovering. Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Co., publishers, 1915. 749 p. 
fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Princeton, Mass., history. History of the Town of Princeton in the County of 
Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1759-1915. Vol. 1. Narrative. 
Vol. 2. Genealogies. By Francis Everett Blake. Princeton, published by the 
Town, 1915. 9 + 428; 331 + 4 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° Price $5.00. Address 
Francis E. Blake, Princeton, Mass. 

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American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical 
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539 p. por. 8° 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish His- 
torical Society. Vol. 14. Edited by Edward Hamilton Daly. New York, N. Y., 
published by the Society, 1915. 393 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. The 276th 
annual record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 
1913-1914. Sermon by Rev. Maurice A. Levy. Boston, Mass., George E. 
Crosby Co., 1915. 145 p. pi. por. 8° 

Illinois State Historical Library. Collections of the Illinois State Historical 
Library, vol. 10. British series, vol. 1. The critical period, 1763-1765. Edited 
by Clarence Walworth Alvord and Clarence Edwin Carter. Springfield, 111., 
published by the Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1915. 57 + 
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Ipswich Historical Society. Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. 
XX. The John Whipple House in Ipswich, Mass., and the people who have 
owned and lived in it. By Thomas Franklin Waters. Printed for the Societv, 
1915. 55 + [1] p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

Minnesota History Bulletin. Vol. 1, no. 2. Edited by Solon J. Buck. Saint 
Paul, published quarterly by The Minnesota Historical Society, 1915. p. 37-80, 

go 

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Paul, published quarterly by The Minnesota Historical Society, 1915. p. 83-150, 

8° 

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ceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, 1915. Ottawa, printed for the Royal 
Society of Canada, 1915. 9 + 147 p. por. 8° 

Royal Society of Canada. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. 
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pi. 8° 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York. Addresses and sermon de- 
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book for 1914-1915. Published under the authority of the Council by the Secre- 
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Essex Chapter, Inc., Lynn, Mass., Sons of the American Revolution. Organized 
1896; incorporated 1914. Application, charter, constitution, by-laws, chronicles, 
and list of members. [Lynn, Mass.] Printed by order of the Chapter, 1915. 
Ill p. il. pi. 12° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California. Spirit of Patriotism, as evidenced 
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French, assistant editor. Los Angeles, Cal., 1915. 512 p. il. pi. por. 8° Price 
S7.50. Address W. M. Dixon, Rooms 812-814 San Fernando Bldg., Los Angeles, 
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Loyalists, American. The Loyalists and Six Nation Indians in the Niagara 
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Canada, 1915. p. 79-128, map 8° From the Transactions of the Royal Society 
of Canada, series 3, vol. 9, 1915. 

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report of the Department of Archives and History of the State of West Virginia, 
1911-1912-1913-1914. 

Negroes. The education of the negro prior to 1861. A history of the education 
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prepared 

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Vermont Research, including Vital Statistics 

and Censuses 

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61 St. Botolph Street, Boston 

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23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 
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setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
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4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

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15 years experience 

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54 Highland Avenue, Greenfield, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research, par- 
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62 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

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Connecticut Research a Specialty 

ORRA E. MONNETTE 
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3101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Specialties: Early Maryland and New 
Hampshire Families. "First Settlers of 
Piscataway and Woodbridge, New Jersey" 
under compilation 

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P. O. Box 2388, Boston, Mass. 
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Genealogical expert, English and American 

families traced. Correspondence invited 

Records examined anywhere 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletown, Conn. 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

11,000 gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 

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deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over i8,ooo cemetery inscrip- 
tions in Plymouth Co. 

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9 ASHBUKTON PLACE, BOSTON, and 118 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

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ElVOLISH K-ESEAR-CII 

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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1916 



THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
Sublished quarterly, in January, April, 
uly, and October. Each number contains 
from eighty to ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, $4.00 per 
year in advance, commencing January. 
Current single numbers, $1.00. Prices of 
complete sets, of odd volumes, and of single 
numbers quoted on appUcation. Unobjec- 
tionable advertisements accepted at rea- 
lonable rates. 

Consolidated Index of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 
1-50. Index of Persons A to Z, Index of 
Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
$100. 

The Register with its Consolidated 
Index is indispensable to family historians, 
genealogists, and all persons seeking in- 
formation about American famihes. The 
number of complete sets in existence is 
limited, and their value is constantly 
increasing. 

ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible. 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
persons and over 10,000 names of places. 

$6.00 
Emigrants. Emigrants from England, 

1773-1776. 1913. 206 pages. $4.00 
Emigrants. List of Emigrants to America 

from Liverpool, 1697-1707. 1913. 

55 pages. $1.00 

Research in England. An essay to aid 

the student. Lea. 1905. 36 pages. 

$1.00 



VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 
Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who Uved in these towns. 

Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. $8.00 
Alford, 1902. 32 pages. .75 

Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 2.25 

Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 1.25 

Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 1.75 

Bellingham, 1904. 222 pages. 2.75 

6.25 
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2.25 
3.25 
1.25 
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4.00 
5.75 
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3.25 
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1.26 
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1.26 
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1,75 
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5.00 



llillerica, 1908. 4U5 pages 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pageo. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chihnark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbiu-y, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Greenfield, 1915. 299 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Heath, 1915. 142 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
HoUiston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pages. 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1913. 113 pages. 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 909 pages. 
Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 
Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pages. 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Sudbury, 1903. 332 pa^es. $4.26 

Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. 3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 1.50 

Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 2.75 

Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 3.75 

Washington, 1904. 57 pages. .75 

Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 2.25 

W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 3.00 

W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 1.50 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 pages. 9.25 

Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 2.25 

Worthington, 1911. 159 pages. 2 . 00 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volimies 
18 replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
small edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, $2.00 each; vols. 6-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGUbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Alnsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famiUes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belknap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Darby-Derby. John Darby of Marble- 
head, Mass., and his descendants. 

Five generations. Derby. 7 pages. 

$0.50 
Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of his 

life with a record of his earUer de- 
scendants. W^ith supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. $0,75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. $3.00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. $3.00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 

R. L Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumney 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. $0 . 76 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 

12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Boston 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish). 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.76 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Salisbury, Mass, Getchell. 1909. 

10 pages. $0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 

Gillson and Jillson family. JiUson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.75 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Metcalf famihes. Harris. 186L 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 



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Haynes and Noyes. Descendants of 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 1893. 
5 pages. $0.50 

Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.00 

Hills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
liam Hills, emigrant in 1632, and of 
Joseph Hills, emigrant in 1638. Hills. 
148 pages. $3.00 

Holmes. The descendants of George 
Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 
432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Huntoon. Philip Hunton and his de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 
pages. $1.00 

Jones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

Kimber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 
of Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire, 
Eng. Kimber. 1894. 76 pages. $2.00 

Knapp. Descendants of WiUiam Knapp 
of Watertown, Mass. Knapp. 1909. 
76 pages. $2.00 

Lakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mafis. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 

Lay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 
pages. $0 . 75 

Levet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 
English and American famiUes of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. $1.00 

Lillibridge. Thomas Lillibridge of New- 
port, R. I., and his descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

LiTcrmore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Luddington. WiUiam Luddington of Mai- 
den, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., 
and his descendants. Shepard. 1904. 
13 pages. $0.75 

Manning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of co. Kent, Eng., with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield famihes. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. $1.00 

Moore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. $1.00 

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THE 
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HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



APRIL, 1916 



NATHANIEL GUSHING NASH, A.M. 

By Nathaniel Gushing Nash, Jr., A.B., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Nathaniel Gushing Nash, a resident member of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society since 1891 and its Treasurer for 
the three years 1904-1906, died at his home in Cambridge, Mass., 
after a long illness, 10 October 1915, at the age of fifty-three years. 
He was born in Boston, Mass., 4 April 1862, the son of Nathaniel 
Gushing and Lucy Turner (Briggs) Nash. 

On his father's side he was descended from Joseph^ Nash,* of Wey- 
mouth, Mass., who by his wife Elizabeth, probably a daughter of John 
Holbrook, was the father of Joseph,^ of Scituate, Mass., who was born 
at Weymouth 8 June 1674 and died 23 May 1732, aged 58. By his 
wife Hannah, a daughter of John Gurtis, Joseph^ Nash was the father 
of John,3 also of Scituate, who was born 8 August 1703 and married 
Hannah Buck. Their son was Noah,^ of Scituate, who was born 
23 January 1734/5 and died ''in the army at Roxbury^' in 1775, 
where he was serving as a private in Thomas's Massachusetts regi- 
ment. He married, 4 November 1756, Elizabeth Gudworth, who 
died in 1790. They were the parents of John^ Nash, of Scituate, who 
was born 29 May 1767 and married, about 1796, Deborah Gushing, 
who was born at Scituate 31 December 1774 and died 23 April 1811, 
aged 37. Their son, Nathaniel Gushing^ Nash, the father of the 
subject of this memoir, was born at Scituate 6 April 1804, and died at 
Arhngton, Mass., 31 August 1880. He married, 31 May 1849, Lucy 
Turner Briggs, who was born at Scituate 23 January 1830 and died 
14 April 1862, daughter of Henry and Betsey (Ruggles) Briggs. He 
was a successful merchant of Boston, of the firm of Nash, Spaulding 
and Gompany; and he was also a public-spirited citizen, interested 
in movements for promoting the welfare of the community and serv- 
ing as a member of the Gommon Gouncil of Boston in 1856, of the 
Board of Aldermen from 1864 to 1867, and of the State Legislature in 
1858, 1868, and 1869. He was elected a resident member of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society in 1870, became a life member 
in 1878, and is counted among the generous benefactors of this 
Society. An opponent of Slavery, he belonged to the Republican 

* It has been conjectured that Joseph Nash of Weymouth was a son of James Nash 
of Weymouth, but evidence in support of this conjecture seems to be lacking. 

VOL. LXX. 7 



100 Nathaniel Cushing Nash [April 

party from the time of its organization. In religion he was a Uni- 
tarian.* 

Through his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cudworth, wife of 
Noah* Nash, the subject of this memoir was descended from James^ 
Cudworth, of Scituate, who was prominent both in the military and 
in the civil affairs of the Pljnnouth Colony, conmianding the whole 
force of the Colony in the early part of King Philip's War, and being 
deputy, assistant, and deputy governor in that Colony, as well as 
agent in England for the New England Colonies and a commissioner 
of the United Colonies. Mr. Nash's grandmother, Deborah Cushing, 
wife of John^ Nash, was a daughter of Nathaniel and Alice (Cushing) 
Cushing, of Scituate, Nathaniel Cushing being a drummer in the 
Revolution and serving as a Minuteman on 19 April 1775 and at the 
siege of Boston. 

Mr. Nash's maternal grandfather, Henry Briggs, born at Scituate 
11 March 1789, was a son of Thomas Barker and Lucy (Otis) Briggs, 
of Scituate, and a grandson of James and Hannah (Barker) Briggs 
of Scituate. This James Briggs served in the French and Indian War 
and in the Revolution, being, in the struggle for the independence of 
the Colonies, one of the Committee on Correspondence, Inspection, 
and Safety, and commanding, with the rank of ensign, the Fourth 
Cliff at Scituate. Lucy (Otis) Briggs, Mr. Nash's great-grand- 
mother, was a daughter of Dr. James and Lucy (Cushing) Otis, her 
father, Dr. James Otis, having served in the French and Indian War 
and being in the Revolutionary War a member of the Scituate Com- 
mittee of Inspection and a surgeon both on board the sloop of war 
Ranger and with the American forces at Ticonderoga. 

Mr. Nash was descended also from Col. John and Sarah (Hawke) 
Cushing, of Scituate, Col. John Cushing being a deputy and an 
assistant in the Plymouth Colony. He was also eighth in descent 
from John Alden, ninth from Elder William Brewster, eighth from 
Edward Doty, and ninth from Richard Warren, all of whom came to 
New England in the Mayflower in 1620. 

When Nathaniel Cushing Nash was about ten days old, his mother 
died, and a few years later his father removed from Boston to Arling- 
ton, Mass., where the son lived until after the death of his father in 
1880. He attended first David Mack's private school at Belmont, 
Mass., and later the school of George Washington Copp Noble in 
Boston, where he was prepared for Harvard. 

Mr. Nash's boyhood residence in ArHngton gave him an excellent 
opportunity to enjoy many forms of outdoor recreation. Whenever 
his studies did not claim his attention, he spent much of his time in 
boating and fishing on the Mystic Lakes, close by his home, or in 
hunting in the surrounding woods and fields. So proficient did he 
become with the shotgun and rifle that in the glass-ball, clay-pigeon, 
and rifle matches, which were held from time to time by the old-time 
gunners of the locality, he was considered as unusually expert for one 
of his years. 

In the autumn of 1880, at the age of eighteen, he entered Harvard 
College, where he devoted much of his time to the study of both ancient 

• See brief memoir of Mr. Nash in Register, vol. 35, p. 95. 



19 16 J Nathaniel Gushing Nash 101 

and modern languages, and where he was graduated in 1884 with the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. The new friendships and associations 
formed during this period were a lasting source of pleasure through- 
out his life. They did not, however, in the sHghtest degree detract 
from that almost passionate love of Nature which formed the keynote 
of his life. 

For the next fifteen years he paid special attention to target shoot- 
ing with the rifle at the Walnut Hill Range of the Massachusetts Rifle 
Association, winning the highest medals offered in offhand competition 
and serving as president of the Association in 1891 and 1892. 

While still in college he took up yachting, and spent part of nearly 
every summer for about twenty years in cruising along the New 
England seacoast. He was a member of the New York, the Eastern, 
and other yacht clubs, and for several years held the office of commo- 
dore of the Corinthian Yacht Club at Marblehead. 

Having reached his majority while still in college, he found, upon 
graduation, that the care of his property occupied much of his atten- 
tion. As time went on, however, the systematization of his office 
routine gave him leisure for study in the Graduate School of the 
University, and in 1892 he received the degree of Master of Arts for 
work in Greek history and cryptogamic botany. In this latter subject 
he was exceptionally interested, and throughout the remainder of his 
fife served on various botanical committees of the University. The 
N. C. Nash Botanical Lecture Room was his gift to the University in 
memory of his father. 

tip to the age of thirty most of his hunting trips were in the pursuit 
of game birds, shore birds, and wild fowl in New England; but from 
that time on, and even while suffering from the first signs of his last 
illness, he made many hunting trips to Maine and New Brunswick for 
deer, bear, moose, and caribou. By those who accompanied him in 
the woods he was considered an exceedingly quick and accurate shot 
at moving game. In 1911 he succeeded in securing a caribou whose 
antlers were heavier and bore more points than any ever killed in New 
Brunswick, to his knowledge. 

His love of hunting very naturally led him to a close study of the 
experiences of other hunters in many lands, and particularly in Africa, 
and in the course of his researches he gathered an excellent library of 
books dealing with African hunting and exploration. 

Fishing was another of his recreations. On many trips to Maine, 
New Brunswick, Quebec, and Florida he caught trout, salmon, tarpon, 
amber jack, barracouta, and many other varieties of game fish. He 
possessed an excellent collection of ^'The Compleat Angler" by Wal- 
ton and Cotton. His habit of careful and thoughtful observation and 
close application brought him not only great skill in achieving success 
in everything he undertook, from microscopic botany to big-game 
hunting, but also an enviable reputation as an authority in all matters 
in which he was especially interested. 

Much of his time was spent in analyzing economic and business 
conditions. His sound judgment along these lines was much sought 
by his friends and often highly commended. He was a director of the 
Cambridge Trust Company, practically without interruption, from 



102 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

its foundation ♦to his death, and for many years served as its presi- 
dent. 

He was a Republican in politics; and although he did not always 
agree with party principles or the opinions of party leaders, neverthe- 
less he never changed his political allegiance. His religious affiliations 
were with the Unitarian Church. 

In addition to his connection with the organizations already men- 
tioned, he was a thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of the 
Union and Algonquin Clubs, of the Oakley, Tedesco, and Belmont 
Spring Country Clubs, of the Boston City Club, of the Boston Athletic 
Association, of the Sons of the American Revolution, of the Society 
of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, of the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, of the Boston 
Society of Natural History, and of the American Museum of Natural 
History in New York. 

Mr. Nash married, 26 June 1884, Nellie Munro Fessenden of 
Arlington, daughter of Nehemiah and Mary E. (Fiske) Fessenden, 
and granddaughter of Philip Bemis and Rebecca (Tufts) Fessenden 
and of Jonas Stone and Pamelia (Brown) Fiske. Two children were 
born of this marriage, of whom the elder, Nathaniel Cushing Nash, Jr., 
A.B. (Harvard, 1907), LL.B. (Harvard, 1911), is now practising law 
in Boston, while the younger, Edward Fessenden Nash, died in 1894. 



J0HN2 ANDREWS OF IPSWICH, MASS., AND NORWICH, 
CONN., AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Harriet Andross Goodell of New Haven, Conn. 

1. JoHN^ Andrews, called Lieut. John Andrews or John Andrews, 
Sr., to distinguish him from Corporal John Andrews and two others 
of the same surname who lived at the same time at Ipswich, Mass., 
was born in England, it is supposed, about 1621,* and died at Chebacco 
Parish, in Ipswich, 20 Apr. 1708. The names of his parents have not 
been found. f He married Jane Jordan, daughter of Stephen of 
Ipswich, later of Newbury, Mass., who in his will dated 5 Apr. 1667 
mentions his daughter Andrews of Ipswich, his son John Andrews, 
and his grandchild Elizabeth Andrews. { Jane (Jordan) Andrews was 
living in 1705, when her husband made his will. 

It is not known when Lieut. John Andrews came to New England ; 
but his name appears first in the records of Ipswich in 1637, when it 

* He deposed in 1701, aged 80. 

t Hon. Henry Franklin Andrews, now of Exira, Iowa, in his book entitled "History 
of the Andrews Family," published in 1890, gave Lieut. John Andreiys as a son of 
John and a grandson of Capt. Robert Andrews, the innkeeper of Ipswich; but since 
the appearance of the book he has admitted that he was mistaken in this matter. (See 
Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 9, pp. 223-224, and his revised compila- 
tion, "Lieut. John Andrews of Chebacco, Mass.," published in 1909.) The compiler of this 
article is indebted to Mr. Andrews for generous permission to make use of his valuable 
Andrews papers. 

J See Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 3, p. 199. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 103 

is stated that he was a soldier in the Pequot War. It has been 
thought that he may have been a nephew of Capt. Robert Andrews, 
master of the ship Angel Gabriel (wrecked off Pemaquid in 1635) and 
later an innkeeper at Ipswich, but no record is known that indicates 
this relationship. 

Lieut. John Andrews was a house carpenter and farmer, and lived 
in that part of Ipswich which in 1679 was organized as Chebacco 
Parish and in 1819 was incorporated as the town of Essex, Mass. 
His name is frequently found in the land and court records of Ips- 
wich, where he seems to have accumulated considerable property 
and to have been a man of some distinction. He was honorably 
connected with that outbreak of independence which led the inhabi- 
tants of Ipswich in 1687 to resist the order of Sir Edmund Andros and 
his council for levying a tax on the King's subjects, viz., ''a penny in 
the pound on all Estates personal or real, twenty pence per head as 
Poll Money," etc. (Andros Tracts, vol. 1, p. 81, published by the 
Prince Society.) John Andrews was at that time chairman of the 
selectmen of Ipswich, and John Appleton was town clerk. They, 
with John Wise, the minister, and others, called a meeting, at which 
the command of the Governor to choose a commissioner to assist in 
assessing the tax, was discussed; and at the town meeting the next 
day (23 Aug.) the town considered that by the laws of England it 
was enacted 'Hhat no Taxes should be Levied upon the Subjects 
without consent of an Assembly chosen by the Freeholders.'' (Ih., 
p. 84.) For this act of the town Mr. Wise, John Andrews, John 
Appleton, William Goodhue, Robert Kinsman, and Thomas French 
were arrested, brought before the court at Boston, and tried; and 
''that they might be sure to be found guilty, Jurors were picked of 
such as were no Freeholders, nay of Strangers; the Prisoners pleading 
the privilege of Englishmen not to be taxed without their own consent, 
they were told that the Laws of England would not follow them to the 
end of the Earth, ... for the penalties they resolved should follow 
them quo jure quaque injuria;^' that they had no right to claim the 
privileges of Englishmen, ''when it had been declared in the Gover- 
nours Council, that the Kings Subjects in New-England did not differ 
much from Slaves, and that the only difference was, that they were not 
bought and sold. ... In as much as the Prisoners mentioned had 
asserted their English Liberties, they were severely handled, not 
only imprisoned for several weeks, but fined and bound to their good 
behavior." (lb., p. 82.) This act of resistance has been called 
"the foundation of American Democracy," and was the beginning 
of those events which eighty-eight years later culminated in the 
Revolutionary War. It is commemorated in the seal of the town of 
Ipswich, which bears the motto, "The Birthplace of American 
Independence 1687." During the unhappy days of the Witchcraft 
Delusion John Andrews and his four sons were among those who 
signed the petition to save John Proctor and his wife, who had lived 
at Chebacco and had been tried and convicted of witchcraft at Salem; 
and although they could not save the husband, they put them- 
selves on record as among the more tolerant of the people of New 
England. 



104 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

^^John Androuse, Seniour, of Sebacco in Ipswitch . . . yeoman/' 

in his will dated 13 Mar. 1705 [1705/6] and proved 17 May 1708, 

mentions ''my Eldest Son Jn^. androuse/' ''my second Son William 

Androuse/' "my Son Thomas androuse/' "my Son Joseph Androuse/' 

and "Elizabeth my Daughter wife of James Giddinge." * 

Children, born at Ipswich : 

2. i. JoHN,2 b. abt. 1646. 

ii. Ensign William, of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, farmer, b. abt. 

1649; d. 7 Feb. 1716/17, aged 67; m. 20 Oct. 1672 Margaret 

Woodward, who was living as his widow in 1723.t 
iii. Elizabeth, b. in 1652; Hving in 1709; m. James Giddings of 

Ipswich, 
iv. Thomas, of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, yeoman, b. abt. 1654; d. 

22 Mar. 1718/19, aged 64; m. 9 Feb. 1681/2 Mary Belcher, b. 

12 July 1660, who survived her husband, dau. of Jeremiah and 

Mary (Lockwood) of Ipswich. (Register, vol. 60, p. 250. )t 
V. Joseph, of Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, yeoman, b. in 1657; d. 

between 13 Feb. and 5 Mar. 1724/5; m. 16 Feb. 1680/1 Sarah 

Ring, who was living in 1714. § 

2. JoHN^ Andrews (John^), born at Ipswich, Mass., about 1646, 
died at Norwich, Conn., 1 1 19 May 1717. He married Judith 
Belcher, born at Ipswich 19 Aug. 1658, daughter of Jeremiah 
and Mary (Lockwood) of Ipswich (Register, vol. 60, p. 250). 

On 8 Oct. 1703 Lieut. John Andrews of Chebacco Parish, 
Ipswich, gave to his " Eldest Sonne John Andrews, House 
Carpenter of ye same town,'' his homestead with 8 acres of 
land, confirming to him other pieces of land, subject to certain 
conditions. On 25 Oct. 1704 John Andrews, Jr., sold this 
homestead, given to him by his father, to John Wainwright 
of Ipswich, merchant, the deed being signed by John Andrews, 
Jr., and " Judah " Andrews affixing her mark. (Essex Deeds.) 

On 10 Oct. 1704 Thomas Knowlton, Jr., and wife Susanna, 
and Benjamin Baldwin, Jr., and wife Hannah, all of Norwich, 
sold for £280 to John Andrews, Jr., of Ipswich, Mass., house 
carpenter, 550 acres of land on the east side of the Shetucket 
River; and to this place John^ Andrews removed with his 
wife and children. 1[ In 1712 he was given 8J acres of land 

* Printed in "The Andrews Family," pp. 65-67, and (with different spellings of the 
surname) in Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 4, pp. 11-13. Many 
important records concerning Lieut. John Andrews are given in "The Andrews Family," 
pp. 62-69, and in Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 5, pp. 22 et seq. 

t For Ensign William^ Andrews and his descendants see "The Andrews Family," pp. 
70 et seq., and Essex Antiquarian, vol. 3, pp. 97 et seq. See also Maine Historical and 
Genealogical Recorder, vol. 4, pp. 78-81. 

t For Thomas^ Andrews and his descendants see Essex Antiquarian, loc. cit. See 
also Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, vol. 4, p. 77. 

§ For Joseph^ Andrews and his descendants see Essex Antiquarian, loc. cit. 

II All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the 
State of Connecticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be 
easily inferred from the context. 

1[ The section in which this family settled east of the Shetucket River was originally 
a part of Norwich, but it was a long distance from the church on the town plot, and 
at a very early date the farmers in this section petitioned the General Assembly, 
begging to be released from the necessity of attending public worship in Norwich town 
and to be allowed to pay their rates for a minister of their own. Not until 1716 were 
the following resolutions piassed: "Upon the application of the East Farmers in the 
town of Norwich, it is granted and resolved by this Assembly that said inhabitants 
shall be a society by themselves and have the privileges of a society or parish with 
respect to a minister and schools; the bounds whereof shall be as follows: On Preston 



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''near his house being for money paid for building the meeting- 
house." In 1714, three years before his death, he gave all 
his property to his sons, 110 acres to each, reserving for him- 
self, during his life, 20 acres, together with one half of his 
house. The deeds were signed by John and Judith Andrews. 
(Norwich Land Records; Knowlton Ancestry, p. 23.) 

Miss Caulkins in her History of Norwich stated that this 
family was descended from Francis Andrews of Fairfield. 
More recent investigations have proved that John Andrews, 
Sr., of Norwich was identical with John Andrews, Jr., of 
Ipswich, Mass., son of Lieut. John^ Andrews. 

The descendants of this John^ Andrews have spelled the 
name Andrus, Andros, or Andross. Much confusion has been 
caused thereby, and it has been difficult to trace the various 
families and to keep them distinct from other Connecticut 
Andrus-Andros families of a different ancestry. The name 
of the first John of Ipswich was not invariably spelled Andrews, 
for in the Ipswich Court Records and Files there are at least 
two entries in 1656 in which he is called John Andros, Sr., and 
in his will the surname appears as Androuse, a fact which may 
indicate that the early pronunciation of the name was An- 
drose. In the settlement of his estate his sons all signed as 
Andrews. One branch only, that descended from Frederick^ 
(Benjamin,'' Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), has used the spelling 
Andross. Those who went to Vermont seem to have adopted 
the form Andrus. As far as possible the spelling favored by 
each family is used in this article. 

Children, all born at Ipswich, Mass. :* 

3. i. John.' 

4. ii. Jeremiah. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 7 Mar. 1684/5. 

5. iv. Benjamin, b. 13 Apr. 1685 [sic]. 

easterly, on Groton southwardly, on New London river westwardly to the mouth of 
the Quinebaug river, then as the river runs to the extent of the bounds of Norwich." 
This society was nominally nine, but really eleven or twelve, miles long, and was 
justly called Long Society. It remained the East Society of Norwich till 1786, when 
it was annexed to Preston. The records of the society are no longer in existence, and 
therefore but few dates have been recovered for the marriages, births, and deaths in this 
Andrews family. Even in the town records they are lacking, because of the great dis- 
tance from the Norwich town clerk. The only book of Long Society now known to be 
in existence is entitled "Acts and Records of the East Society of Norwich, Dec. 28, 
1758." In this book the name Andrus occurs frequently. At the seating of the 
meetinghouse, 20 Mar. 1760, it was voted that "Mr. John Larabe, Jabez Fitch, John 
Deming, Jeremiah Andrus should sit in ye seat before ye pulpit." "Voted, that 
Humphrey Avery, Joseph Brewster, Benjamin Andrus, John Pride be seated in ye 
second seat before ye pulpit. James Cook, Daniel Tracy, Thomas Trueman, John 
Andrus, William Pride, William Brewster, Nathaniel Giddings, Samuel Palmer, 
Nathaniel Cook, and Joseph Tracy be seated in ye third seat from ye pulpit." On 
another page of the book is a list of what appear to be the dwellers in different school 
districts. One list has the names of Daniel Andrus, Joseph Andrus, Benjamin Andrus, 
Jr., and Jacob Andrus. Even the old graveyard on the sloping hillside back of the 
church has gone nearly to ruin, and only one stone remains bearing the name of Andrus 
— that of Lieut. David, who died 24 Feb. 1766, "in ye 53 year of his Age." Dates and 
relationships have been gathered mainly from wills and land records and, in some cases, 
from family records which have been preserved. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., has 
supplied some important items. 

* The order of births is not known, but in the conveyance of land which the father 
gave to hia children the sons are named in the order here given. 






I 



106 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

V. Richard, d. s.p. in 1768; m. Abiah Robinson, dau. of Peter (who 
came to Preston from Martha's Vineyard) and granddau. of Rev. 
John, pastor of the Pilgrims at Leyden. Her will was proved 

22 Sept. 1775. In 1719 Richard Andrus sold to his brother 
Jeremiah the land east of the Shetucket River which had been 
given to him by his father, and removed with his wife to Scotland 
Parish, formerly a part of Windham. 

6. vi. David. 

vii. Mary, d. 9 Mar. 1743/4; m. 8 July 1708, as his second wife, John 
RoATH of Norwich, b. in Nov. 1669, d. 9 Mar. 1743/4, s. of 
Robert and Sarah (Saxton).* Children: 1. David, b. 20 July 
1709; m. Ehzabeth Culverwell. 2. Stephen, b. 30 July 1710; 
m. 6 Mar. 1729/30 Sarah Bumam. 3. Samuel, b. 15 May 1712. 
4. Mary, b. 15 Aug. 1714. 5. Ebenezer, b. 16 Apr. 1716; m. 1 Sept. 
1742 Sarah Leffingweli. 

viii. Judith, b. in 1694; d. at Coventry 3 Nov. 1763, in her 69th year; 
m. 24 Nov. 1720 Joseph Larrabee, who d. in Jan. 1778, s. of 
John^ (Greenfield^) and Sarah (Morgan). They lived at Wind- 
ham and Coventry. Joseph Larrabee m. (2) 23 Nov. 1764 
"Widow Bill of Coventry," who was probably Ruth, third wife 
of Philip Bill (who died in 1762). Ruth, wife of Joseph Larra- 
bee, d. 30 Jan. 1765 in 56th year (Coventry town records). 
Children, the first four recorded at Windham, the others at 
Coventry: 1. Zerviah, b. 17 Sept. 1721; m. 25 Jan. 1742/3 
Ebenezer Grover. 2. Joseph, b. 26 Aug. 1723; d. 2 Sept. 1726. 
3. David, b. 2 July 1725; d. 11 Sept. 1726. 4. Judith, b. 27 Aug. 
1727; m. 27 Mar. 1746 Ebenezer Shailer. 5. Seth, b. 22 Apr. 
1729. 6. Abigail, b. 9 Feb. 1732/3; m. 18 Dec. 1751 Ebenezer 
Lamb. 7. Jahez, b. 11 July 1734; d. 3 July 1750. 8. Enoch, b. 

23 Oct. 1736; m. 19 Oct. 1756 Mary Gera of Somers. 9. Ebenezer 
(twin), b. 26 Feb. 1738/9. 10. Richard (twin), b. 26 Feb. 
1738/9; m. 20 Feb. 1757 Mary Webster of Lebanon. 

3. JoHN^ Andrus {John,^ John^), born at Ipswich, Mass., died at 
Preston about 1750. He married first, 20 Feb. 1707/8, Sarah 
Cook, who died 17 May 1724, daughter of Richard; and sec- 
ondty, 30 Sept. 1724, Ruth Gates, Hving in 1762,t daughter of 
Thomas and Ehzabeth (Freeman), who had lived in Stow, 
Marlborough, and Sudbury, Mass., and had removed to 
Preston about 1703. John Andrus was made freeman at 
Norwich in 1716, and was one of the collectors in 1729. This 
family probably lived in Long Society, but the births of 
the children are found in the Norwich town, or in the Preston 
church, records. 
Children by first wife: 

7. i. JoHN,'» b, 18 Apr. 1710. 

ii. Sarah, b. 9 Jan. 1712/13; d. 16 Aug. 1788; m. 10 Dec. 1733 
Samuel* Palmer (Thomas, ^ Dea. Samuel,^ Thomas^ of Rowley, 
Mass.) of Norwich, b. at Rowley, Mass., 20 Nov. 1712, d. at 
Norwich 21 May 1761. Children: 1. Joseph, b. 7 Oct. 1734; m. 
1 May 1760 his second cousin, Hannah^ Andrus (12, ii), q.v. 2. 
Jedidiah, b. 14 Feb. 1736/7; d. 25 July 1798; m. 17 Nov. 1763 
his first cousin, Esther Read (3, v, 2), b. 24 Dec. 1742, d. 19 Feb. 
1801, dau. of Joseph, 3d, and Thankful'* (Andrus). 3. Thomas, 
b. 7 Feb. 1738/9; d. 14 May 1775; m. 21 Dec. 1769 his second 
cousin, Zipporah^ Andrus (12, iii), q.v. 4. Anna, b. 23 Feb. 

•John Roath married (1) 6 Aug. 1695 Sarah Williams, by whom he had three 
children. 

t "ye 15th [Jan. 1762] ... I was at a Lecter at ye Widdw Ruth Andrus's." (Diary 
of Jabez Fitch, Jr.) 



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1740/1; m. 16 June 1763 John Kirtland, b. 15 Nov. 1733, s. of 
Rev. John. 5. Jesse* b. in 1742; d. at Preston 11 Aug. 1807; 
m. 21 Apr. 1785 his first cousin, AbigaiP Andrus (8, iv), q.v. 6. 
Samuel, b. 24 Apr. 1743. 7. Mary, b. 30 June 1745; m. Isaiah 
Cook. 8. Timothy * 

iii. Jane, b. 26 June 1716; d. 21 Mar. 1803; m. 10 Jan. 1733/4 Josiah 
Corning, b. at Beverly, Mass., 15 Nov. 1709, d. at Norwich 
26 Feb. 1760, s. of Joseph and Rebecca (Woodbury). Children, 
b. at Norwich: 1. Sarah, b. 13 Oct. 1734; m. 26 Dec. 1765 
Ephraim Brett. f 2. Ezra, b. 10 Apr. 1737; m. (1) Mary Hop- 
kins; m. (2) Catharine Hall; m. (3) Hannah Benton; ten 
children. The family of Ezra Corning was the first of the 
Coming families of Preston to settle in Hartford. 3. Daniel, b. 
1 July 1739; lost at sea; m. Eunice LeffingweU; one child. 4. 

Lydia, b. 4 Oct. 1741; m. (1) Andrew Parish; m. (2) 

Crosby; four children. 5. Elisha, b. 25 July 1745; m. 27 Dec. 
1770 Elizabeth Parish; four children. 6. John, b. 23 Nov. 1746; 

m. (1) ; m. (2) at Preston, 24 Aug. 1800, Sally Clarke; 

three children. 7. Mary, h. 22 May 1749; m. Story. 

8. Ann, b. 22 Apr. 175i; d. 13 June 1785. 9. Asa, b. 3 Dec 
1753; d. at Hartford 27 Dec. 1815; m. Cynthia Seymour of 
Hartford, b. 19 Dec. 1759; eleven children. 10. Ephraim, b. in 
1755. 

iv. Grace, bapt. at Preston 27 Sept. 1718. 

V. Thankful, b. 20 Sept. 1719; m. 16 Sept. 1740 Joseph Read, 3d, 
b. at Norwich 23 May 1709, s. of Joseph and Mary. Joseph and 
Thankful Read were among the first members of the Third 
Society of Windham, called the Scotland Society. They seem 
to have removed to Newent (later Lisbon), and there helped to 
form the Separate Church in 1750. Several of their children 
were bapt. in that church. They seem to have returned later 
to Scotland, for the records of the Scotland church mention 
"Joseph Read and wife of Newent added to the church in 1782." 
Children: 1. Jabez, b. 11 Oct. 1741; d. 7 Jan. 1741/2- 2. 
Esther, b. 24 Dec. 1742; m. 17 Nov. 1763 her first cousin, Jedidiah 
Palmer (3, ii, 2), q.v. 3. James, b. 23 Nov. 1745; m. 22 Mar. 
1768 Sarah Burdick of Hopkinton, R. I. 4. Asa, h. 29 July 1748; 
m. (1) 5 Sept. 1771 Phebe Kinne; m. (2) 19 Oct. 1777 Jerusha 
Buddington; thirteen children. 5. Lydia, b. 18 July 1751. 6. 
Hannah, b. 29 June 1754; m. 1 May 1774 Daniel Bennett of 
Preston. 7. Amos, b. 25 Mar. 1756; d. at Lisbon, where he was 
a Baptist minister, 2 Nov. 1838; m. (1) 9 July 1778 Mercy 
Bennett of Scituate, R. I., who d. 11 Jan. 1831; m. (2) 28 Jirne 
1831 Amelia Wales Palmer, who d. 24 Jan. 1847; eleven children 
by first wife. 
8. vi. Joseph, b. 26 June 1722. 

Children by second wife : 

vii. Anne, b. 6 June 1725; d. at Griswold 20 Oct. 1809; m. 25 May 
1742 SiMON^ Brewster (Benjamin,* WiUiam,' Love,^ Elder 
Wilhami), bapt. at Preston 17 July 1720, d. at Griswold 29 June 
1801. Simon and Anne Brewster were among the first members 
of the Separate Church at Newent. Children: 1. Lydia, b. 
13 Mar. 1743/4. 2. Asher, b. 22 July 1745. 3. Judah, b. 
15 Jan. 1749/50. 4. Simon, b. 1 May 1751. 5. Anne, b. 19 
Sept. 1753. 6. Olive, b. 28 Aug. 1757. 7. Elias, b. 11 Sept. 
1759. 8. Elisha, b. 22 Oct. 1761. 9. Joseph, b. 28 Aug. 1763. 
10. Mercy, b. 1 July 1765. (For descendants see the Brewster 
Genealogy.) 

* Jesse and Timothy Palmer were members of the Separate Church at Preston, 
under Rev. Paul Park. 

t Their children, Sarah, Daniel, Uriah, Anna, William, and Mary, were baptized in 
the Congregational Church at Willington in May 1784. 



108 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

viii. Dorcas, b. 24 Sept. 1728; m. 29 Apr. 1752, as his third wife, 
Barnabas Lathrop, who m. (1) EUzabeth Roath and m. (2) 
Hannah Bellows of Groton. No issue. 
9. ix. Isaac, b. 22 Apr. 1731. 

X. Jacob, b. 9 Apr. 1734. He was corporal in the French and Indian 
War, was promoted to be sergeant in 1757, and is mentioned in 
the Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., who relates that in the campaign of 
1757, near Fort Edward, on '27 May, " Jacob Andrus Fell into yo 
River" while crossing, and who also mentions Corporal Andrus as 
in camp near the same place on 10 June 1757. In 1760 he was a 
member of the Long Society church. In 1770 he sold the whole 
of his farm to Daniel Rose of Preston, and no further record of 
him has been found. 

4. Jeremiah^ Andrus {John,^ John^), born at Ipswich, Mass., 

died at Norwich (Long Society) 7 May 1762. He married 

Dorothy ,* who died there 17 May 1761 (Jabez Fitch's 

Diary). 

Jeremiah and Benjamin Andrus, both of Norwich, sold 
on 10 Mar. 1718/19, for £620, to Samuel Gore of Roxbury, 
Suffolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, ^'all that land 
which our father John Andrus, deceased, did give us in a deed 
dated 12 Jan. 1714, lying on the east side of the Shetucket 
River . . . with housing/' etc. Richard Andrus of Norwich 
sold on 1 Apr. 1719, for £222, to his brother Jeremiah Andrus 
of the same town, husbandman, 110 acres on the east side 
of the Shetucket River, being land which had been conveyed to 
him by his father (Norwich Land Records) . By the order for the 
distribution of the estate of Richard Andrus of Windham, 10 
Mar. 1769, the heirs of Jeremiah Andrus were to receive one 
seventh of the real estate, with £5. 7s. 2d. in money, ''and 
further the court orders that the administrators receive the 
parts of said real estate and personal property set out to 
the heirs of Jeremiah Andrus, they being out of the gov- 
ernment and incapable to receive their parts and said ad- 
ministrators are to exhibit their receipts" (Windham Probate 
Records). 

Children : 

i. Jeremiah,* b. 20 May 1727. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 25 July 1732. 
Perhaps others. 

5. Benjamin^ Andros (John,'^ John^), born at Ipswich, Mass., 

13 Apr. 1685 [sic], died at Norwich about 1769. He married 
at Norwich Ann Mix, born there 7 May 1694, daughter of 
Thomas^ and Hannah (Fitch).t Benjamin Andros lived in 
Long Society. 

* Perhaps she was Dorothy Mix, born 23 Nov. 1691, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
(Fitch) and sister of the wife of Benjamin Andros (5). 

t Thomas^ Mix, or Meeks, was son of Thomas^ Mix of New Haven, and was born 
there in 1635. He married 30 June 1677 Hannah Fitch, daughter of Rev. James 
Fitch, and settled on a farm on the east side of the Shetucket River, in that part of 
Norwich which was later known as Long Society. This farm of 20 acres was given by 
Rev. James Fitch to his son-in-law Thomas Mix, "on account of my daughter whom 
he married." 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 109 

Children, all except the last one baptized in the First 
Church, Norwich : 

10. i. Benjamin,* bapt. 23 Aug. 1719.* 

11. ii. Zebediah, bapt. 23 Aug. 1719.* 
iii. Thankful, bapt. 22 May 1720. 
iv. A CHILD, bapt. 26 June 1720. t 
V. Anne, bapt. 29 July 1722. 

vi. Sibyl, bapt. at Preston 10 June 1724. t 

6. David^ Andrus {John,^ John^), born at Ipswich, Mass., died at 
Norwich about 1757. He married, 14 Feb. 1711/12, Hannah 
Haskell, born at Beverly, Mass., 23 Jan. 1687/8, daughter 
of Roger and Hannah (Woodbury). The inventory of his 
property, exhibited 28 Mar. 1758, mentions negro slaves, 
Quam being valued at £50 and Cecas at £44. The whole 
amount of the inventory is £606. 12s. 4d. 
Children, born at Norwich: 

12. i. David,4 b. 29 July 1713. 

ii. Lucy, bapt. at Preston 4 Nov. 1716; m., as his second wife, 29 Apr. 
1736, Jonathan^ Brewster (Jonathan,^ Benjamin,' Jonathan,^ 
Elder William^, who m. (1) Ruth Morgan. Children: 1. Sarah, 

b. 17 Oct. 1737; m. Park. 2. Andrew, b. 1 Aug. 1739; 

m. Mrs. Ehzabeth Fitch. 3. Judith, b. 31 May 1744; m. 

Pennyman. 4. Joshua, h. 8 May 1747. 5. Hezekiah, b. 11 Aug. 
1749; m. Eunice Brown. 6. Lucy, b. 11 Oct. 1751; d. 29 Apr. 
1826; m. Capt. Samuel Aderton, who d. 9 July 1821 in his 69th 
year. 7, Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1754; d. 31 Dec. 1778. (See Brewster 
Genealogy.) 

iii. Hannah, bapt. at Preston 21 Apr. 1717; d. s.p. 22 Sept. 1783 ;§ 
m. Capt. Thomas' Truman of Norwich, who d. 7 Nov. 1786, ae. 
75, s. of Thomas ^ (Joseph^) of New London. 

iv. Mary, bapt. 5 Feb. 1721; m. 3 Oct. 1745 Samuel Read, who d. 
17 Jan. 1801, s. of Joseph and Mary and brother of the Joseph 
Read who m. her first cousin. Thankful^ Andrus (3, v). Children: 
1. Samuel, b. 28 Oct. 1746; m. 24 Sept. 1769 Lucy Killum of 
Preston. 2. Jonathan, b. 12 Feb. 1748/9. 3. Mercy, b. 10 June 
1751. 4. Elisha, b. 5 Jan. 1753. 5. David, b. 1 June 1755. 6. 
Prudence, b. 20 Aug. 1757; m. Hezekiah Fitch. 7. Benjamin, b. 

24 Sept. 1762. 

13. V. Daniel, bapt. at Preston 14 Apr. 1723. 

vi. Judith, b. abt. 1725; d. unm. In her will, dated at Preston, 

25 Sept. 1802, she left her property to nephew Elisha Andrus, s. 
of brother Daniel ; to niece Prudence Fitch, wife of Hezekiah and 
dau. of late sister Mary Read; to Hannah Andrus, dau. of 
nephew Amos Andrus; and there were legacies to brother Daniel 
Andrus, "now of Pawlet, Vt.;" to Mary Truman of Preston, 
wife of Jonathan Truman; to Zipporah Pride, wife of Elijah 
Pride of Preston; to Abigail Palmer, wife of Jesse Palmer; 
and to Silas Fitch, s. of Joseph Fitch of Vermont. (Norwich 
Probate Records.) 

* Probably Benjamin and Zebediah were not twins. 

t This child may possibly be identical with the Thomas Andros who married Eliza- 
beth Brewster. (See Brewster Genealogy.) Corporal Thomas Andros was in the 
French and Indian War, having enlisted in Capt. Adonijah Fitch's company of Col. 
Lyman's regiment at Norwich in Mar. 1757. Jabez Fitch mentions him many times, 
calling him "very sick" during the summer; in Sept. he is reported dead. There is 
a Thomas Andrus mentioned in the Colonial records in the same war, but evidently 
he belonged to another family. 

t Probably this is the Sibyl who married John Deming, whose sister Honour 

married Solomon^ Andrus (14). (See Deming Genealogy.) 

§ Gravestone in Long Society (Cemetery. 



110 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

7. JoHN^ Andrus {John,^ John,"^ John^) was born at Norwich 

18 Apr. 1710. He married, 10 Dec. 1730, Abigail Richards, 

baptized at Preston 1 July 1711, daughter of John and Abigail 

(Woodward). 

Children, born at Norwich: 

14. i. SoLOMON,5 b. 10 Sept. 1732. 
ii. Alethea, b. 22 Mar. 1734/5. 
Perhaps others. 

8. Joseph^ Andrus (John,^ John,^ John^), born at Norwich 26 June 

1722, died about 1798, his will being dated 25 Aug. 1790 and 
his inventory having been exhibited 6 June 1798. The name 
of his wife is not known. His name occurs frequently in the 
land records of Norwich. Among the signers of a petition, 
dated 15 Feb. 1786, in which all the inhabitants of that part 
of the town of Norwich lying east of the Shetucket River 
pray that they may be annexed to the town of Preston, are 
Joseph Andrus and Joseph Andrus, Jr. 
Children : 

i. Joseph,^ probably d. before 1790, as he is not mentioned in his 

father's will. 
ii. Christopher, a member of Long Society church in 1768. In Capt. 

Lathrop's company from Norwich a Christopher Andrus enUsted 

4 Sept. 1777 and was dismissed 22 Oct. 1777. No further record 

of him has been found. 
iii. Silas. 
iv. Abigail, b. in 1762; d. at Preston 14 July 1825, ae. 63; m. 21 Apr. 

1785 her first cousin, Jesse Palmer (3, ii, 5), b. in 1742, d. at 

Preston 11 Aug. 1807. Children, b. at Preston: 1. Anna, b. 

18 May 1787. 2. Nabby, b. 14 Oct. 1789. 3. Claracy, b. 31 Mar. 

1793. 4. Joseph Andrus, b. 2 June 1795. 

9. Capt. Isaac^ Andrus {John,^ John,^ John^), born at Norwich 

22 Apr. 1731, died at Shaftsbury, Vt., 30 June 1824, and is 
buried in the cemetery at Shaftsbury Centre. He married 
first, about 1753, Elizabeth Tracy, born at Norwich 21 Jan. 
1731/2, died at Shaftsbury 27 Aug. 1771, in her 41st year 
(gravestone), daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Witter);* 
secondly, at Shaftsbury, Truelove Oatman, who died 

4 Jan. 1806, in her 51st year; thirdly Mrs. Anna ( ) 

Spencer, widow of Isaac, who died 27 Jan. 1809, ae. 58; 
and fourthly Mrs. Freelove (Wilcox) Parks, widow of 
John, to whom she had been married at Tyringham, Mass., 
4 Nov. 1779. She died 10 Mar. 1830, in her 71st year. She 
was mother of the Mary Parks who married her stepson, 
David Andrus (17). 

From, land records it is known that Isaac Andrus lived for 
a time after his marriage at Windham and later at Newent. 

* In 1718 Jeremiah Tracy, with the other farmers in the northeasterly part of 
Norwich called the Crotch of the River, petitioned the General Assembly to be made 
a distinct society, "by reason of the great distance, and by reason of the great river." 
This petition was granted, and in 1722 this part of Norwich was called Newent (now 
Lisbon). Jeremiah Tracy was one of the original members of the Newent, or Third, 
Society of Norwich, constituted in 1723, but in 1750 he joined the Separate Church 
organized at that place and was chosen its first preacher. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 111 

On 27 Feb. 1765 he sold his farm of about 100 acres, in Newent, 
to Daniel Corning, and soon afterwards removed with his 
family to Shaftsbury, Albany Co., N. Y. (now Shaftsbury, 
Vt.), where he was one of the earliest members of the Baptist 
Church. His name is found in the Vermont Revolutionary 
War rolls. He was lieutenant and later captain. 

Children by first wife (order of births of iv, v, and vi 
unknown) : 

i. Joseph,^ b. at Norwich 16 May 1754. He was a Revolutionary 
soldier, serving as sergeant, ensign, and lieutenant. No further 
record of him has been found. 

ii. Jeremiah, b. at Windham 16 Jan. 1756. It is probable, though not 
proved, that he is identical with the Jeremiah Andress who is 
found in the Vermont Revolutionary War rolls as enlisting 

26 Nov. 1775 and dying 29 Dec. 1775. 
iii. Abiah, b. at Norwich 7 May 1758; d. unm. 

iv. Ruth, d. 16 Apr. 1803; m. 3 Mar. 1785 Elijah Bottum of Shafts- 
bury, Vt., b. at Norwich 5 Mar. 1757, s. of the Elijah who went 
from Norwich to Shaftsbury in 1767. Elijah and Ruth (Andrus) 
Bottum settled in Canada, near Kemptville, Ont. Children: 

1. William H., b. 28 June 1787; m. (1) Marcia Hurd; m. (2) 
Laura Huntington of Shaftsbury. 2. Polly, b. 12 May 1789; m. 
John Weatherhead. 3. Lacy, b. 25 Mar. 1791. 4. Alpheus, b. 
in June 1793; d. 21 Mar. 1795. 5. Lemuel, b. 17 May 1796; d. 

27 Jan. 1797. 6. Elizabeth, b. 21 Aug. 1799; m. Stone. 

7. Isaac, b. 9 Jan. 1802; i.. Eliza Garlick. 8. Sarah, b. 7 Apr. 
1803; d. 11 Apr. 1803. 

V. Isaac, m. Clarissa Harris. Children: 1. Elon,^ d. in Wisconsin. 

2. Russell. 3. Lynas, d. at O*" nomowoc. Wis., ae. 87; m. 
Clarissa Norton. 4. Isaac. 5. h race. 

15. vi. RoswELL, b., probably at Shaftsbury, Vt , in 1767. 

Children by second wife: 

16. vii. John, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., 9 Mar. 1774. 

viii. Jeremiah, b. 26 June 1777; m. 12 Mar. 1801 Mehitable Warren. 
Children: 1. Norman.^ Perhaps others, 

17. ix. David, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., 29 Mar. 1779. 
X. Polly, b. 22 Dec. 1780; d. 22 Sept. 1802. 

xi. Benjamin, b. 16 Sept. 1783; m. Freelove Milleman. Children: 
1. Diana.^ 2. Theodotia, b. in 1808; d. 28 Apr. 1813. 3. Anna. 
4. Jonas. 5. Willard. 6. Loomis. 7. Mary. 8. Merrill. 9. 
Palmer. 10. Mary. 

xii. Jonas, b. 28 May 1792; d. 7 May 1808. 

10. Benjamin^ Andros {Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), of Norwich, 
baptized in the First Church, Norwich, 23 Aug. 1719, died 
at Norwich 11 Feb. 1763. (Jabez Fitch's Diary.) The 
inventory of his estate was taken 12 Dec. 1763, and in it he is 
called *'marchant" and mention is made of his '' warehouse.'' 
He married, about 1752, Lydia Spaulding of Plainfield, born 
9 Dec. 1729, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Welch). 
During their married life they lived in Norwich, probably 
in Long Society; but after the death of Benjamin, who died 
insolvent, his widow, who is said to have been a woman of 
more than ordinary strong sense and energy of character, 
returned, with her children, to Plainfield, where most of her 
relatives lived. 



112 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

Children :* 

18. i. Frederick,' b. at Norwich in 1754. 

19. ii. Abel, b. at Norwich in 1755. 
iii. Anna, b. in 1757; d. at Plainfield abt. 1826; m. 16 Feb. 1785 Jona- 
than Card of New York. Only child: 1. Jonathan, b. at Plain- 
field 24 Jan. 1786; probably d. young. 

20. iv. Thomas, b. at Norwich 1 May 1759. 

11. Capt. Zebediah^ Andrus {Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), baptized 
in the First Church, Norwich, 23 Aug. 1719, died at Pawlet, 
Vt., 26 July 1804. He married, 19 Dec. 1737, Elizabeth 
Swan of North Stonington, who died at Pawlet 29 Aug. 1789, 
ae. 74, daughter of Capt. John and Susanna (Eastman) (Wood) f 
of Haverhill, Mass. 

Zebediah Andrus was ensign of a trainband in Norwich in 
1754, lieutenant 9 Oct. 1758, and in 1761 w^as captain of the 
Fifth Company of Foot, Third Regiment. On 5 Feb. 1777 
he sold to William Coit, for £550, about 103 acres of land in 
Long Society, ''being the whole of the farm which was given 
me by my Honored father, Benjamin Andrus, deceased;" 
and about 1784 he removed with his family to Pawlet, Vt. 
In his will, dated at Pawdet 24 Sept. 1803, he mentions two 
sons, Asa and Zebediah; granddaughter Betsey Andrus, 
daughter of son William, deceased, when she shall reach 
''lawful age;" grandson Allen Andrus, son of son William, 
deceased, to whom he leaves $100 "at lawful age;" and 
daughter Elizabeth Denison. His son Zebediah was named 
as executor. 

Children: 

i. Capt. William,** baj)t. at North Stonington 10 Dec. 1738; d. at 

Pawlet, Vt., 10 Apr. 1797; m. at Norwich, 10 Oct. 1791, Eliza- 

. BETH Allen. Children: 1. William,^ b. 23 Nov. 1792; d. the 

/ second day after. 2. Elizabeth, b. 8 Dec. 1793. 3. Aliens b. 

^ 29 May 1795; d. at Pawlet 13 May 1834; m. 13 Jan. 1822 Betsey 

Lay Griswold, dau. of Rev. John. He was a physician at Rich- 
land, N. Y. 

21. ii. Asa, b. at Norwich in 1742. 
.»^ 22. iii. Zebediah, b. at Norwich in 1744. 

/ iv. Elizabeth, b. in 1748; d. at Richmond, N. Y., 11 June 1826; m. in 

Nov. 1768 Daniel^ Denison (Daniel,'* Daniel,^ John,^ GeorgeO of 
Stonington, who d. at Pawlet, Vt., 15 Oct. 1802. They lived in 
Vermont, at Knox, N. Y., in Canada, and then at Pawlet, Vt. 
Children: 1. Asa, b. 16 May 1770; m. Sylvia Horsford. 2, 
/ Daniel, b. in Jan. 1772; m. Lucy Avery. 3. Stanton, b. in 1774; 

d. unm. 4. Es^^er, b.in 1776; m. Minor Waldron. 5. Elizabeth, 
b. abt. 1782. 6. W. Wheeler, b. 19 Aug. 1788; d. unm. 7. 
Lawton, b. 19 Dec. 1791; drowned in the Ohio River. (See 
Denison Genealogy.) 

12. David^ Andrus {David,^ John,'^ John^)^ born at Norwich 29 July 

1713, died there 24 Feb. 1766. (Gravestone in Long Society 

* The descendants of the three brothers named below have used different forms in 
the spelling of the family name. Those descended from the eldest brother, Frederick, 
have always used the form Andross. The descendants of Thomas have usually re- 
tained the surname Andros, while those of Abel have been divided between Andros and 
Andrus. To avoid confusion, the form Andros will be used here for all descendants 
of the two younger brothers. 

t See History of Haverhill for account of Susanna, who was twice captured by the 
Indians. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 113 

Cemetery.) He married Mary Fitch, born 26 Sept. 1714, 
died at Pawlet, Vt., 22 Jan. 1798, daughter of Benjamin and 
Hannah (Read). He served in the French and Indian War, 
being ensign in 1760, second heutenant in 1761, and first 
lieutenant of the Fourth Company in 1762. He is frequently 
mentioned in Jabez Fitch's Diary. 
Children: 

i. JoHN,^ probably the John Andrus who m. (perhaps as his second 
wife) aht. 1778 Mrs. Priscilla (Sampson) Brewster, dau. of 
John and Priscilla (Bartlett) of Duxbury, Mass., and widow of 
WiUiam^ (Nathaniel," Wilham,' Love,» Elder WiUiami). (See 
Brewster Genealogy.) This second marriage of Priscilla (Samp- 
son) Brewster is not mentioned in the Brewster Genealogy, but 
it is proved by certain land records, one of them (Norwich Land 
Records, vol. 24, p. 283) being a quitclaim deed given by John 
and Priscilla Andrus for £50 paid by Timothy Brewster, in which 
they resign aU right in a certain tract of land in Norwich, " the 
same that was set out to said Prissilla as her right of dower in 
the estate of William Brewster, late of Norwich deceased," 25 
Apr. 1783. In an earlier deed, dated 24 Mar. 1779, she is called 
Mrs. Prissilla Andrus, late widow and reUct of WiUiam Brewster, 
deceased. 

ii. Hannah, m. 1 May 1760 her second cousin, Joseph Palmer (3, ii,l) 
of Norwich, b. 7 Oct. 1734, s. of Samuel and Sarah (Andrus). 
Children; 1. Sarah, b. 21 June 1761. 2. Amy, b. 9 Jan. 1763. 
3. Elisha, b. 10 Sept. 1764. 4. Seth, b. 6 Mar. 1766. 5. Asa, b. 
13 Sept. 1767. 6. Anne, b. 4 June 1769. 

iii. ZiPPORAH, m. (1) 21 Dec. 1769 her second cousin, Thomas Palmer 
(3, ii, 3), who d. 14 May 1775; m. (2) Elijah Pride, who d. 
25 Jan. 1816, ae. 67. Children by first husband: 1. Mary, b. 

3 Aug. 1770; d. 4 Sept. 1773. 2. Samuel, b. 11 Aug. 1772; d. 

4 Sept. 1819; m. Emma , who d. 21 Nov. 1836, in her 

66th year. 

iv. Mary, b. in 1746; d. at Pawlet, Vt., in 1822, ae. 76; m. Joseph 
Fitch, who m. (2) Hannah Wood and d. in 1830, ae. 84. They 
lived at Pawlet. Children: 1. Ephraim, m. Sally Porter of 
Pawlet, dau. of Dea. Moses. 2. Benjamin. 3. Asahel. 4. 
Stephen, 5. Silas, m. (1) Martha Barnes; m. (2) Sarah Barden. 
6. Mary. 7. Sally. 

v. Amos, m. Desire Fitch. Child: 1. Hannah,^ mentioned in the 
will of her great-aunt, Judith* Andrus (6, vi) . 

vi. Eunice, hving in 1775, when she sold to Benajah Fitch land in the 
East Society of Norwich which she had inherited from her father. 

vii. Judith, b. in 1756; d. at Mt. Tabor, Vt., in 1850, aged 94; m. her 
second cousin, Zebediah^ Andrus (22), q.v. 

viii. David, at Williamsown, Mass., in 1779, when he sold to his brother- 
in-law, EHjah Pride, all his right in the estate of his father David, 
which had been set off to his mother, Mary Andrus, as her right 
of dower (Norwich Land Records) ; at Wells, Vt., in 1787 (Preston 
Deeds) ; no further record of him has been found. 

13. Daniel* Andrus {David,^ John,^ John^), baptized at Preston 
14 Apr. 1723, was living at Pawlet, Vt., in 1802, He married, 
7 Oct. 1747, Temperance Holmes of North Stonington, 
baptized in the North Stonington Congregational Church 
23 Sept. 1733, daughter of Capt. John^ and Abigail (Frink). 
In his will, dated at Stonington 1 Mar. 1783, Capt. John* 
Holmes (Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Robert^) mentions his daughter 
Temperance Andris. 

On 17 Feb. 1749/50 David Andrus, *'for divers good causes 



y 



114 Descendants of John Andrews [April 

and mature consideration me moving, and more especially 
for farther improvement and comfortable settlement of my 
well beloved son Daniel Andrus," gave to Daniel a tract of 
land on the east side of the Shetucket River, it being '^ under- 
stood that said Daniel is never to sell this land in his father's 
lifetime." In 1752 Daniel Andrus of Norwich, for £550, 
bought land in the East Society of his cousin Isaac Andrus 
(Norwich Land Records). " f 25^^ [Jan. 1762] ... in j^ 
afternoon we went Down to Prides to an arbitration betwend 
Capt: Truman & Dan" Andrus, which y® Pratys Settled" 
(Jabez Fitch's Diary). In 1763 Daniel Andrus, with others, 
was permitted to build a pew in the church of Long Society. 
His name is frequently found in the land records of Norwich, 
both as a buyer and a seller of land; but in 1768 he seems to 
have fallen into financial difficulties and is mentioned several 
times in court records on account of debt. In 1777 he took 
the freeman's oath at Norwich. No further record of him 
is found until 1789, when he was at Danby, Vt., and gave 
a quitclaim deed of certain land at Preston to Jonathan 
Truman of that place. In 1802 he was mentioned in the will 
' of his sister Judith, who gave $20 to her ''brother Daniel 
Andrus, now of Pawlet, Vt." 
Children :* 

i. Elisha,^ a private, 28 Dec. 1776, in the first troop of Col. Sheldon's 
Light Dragoons, in the Revolutionary War. He is described as 
a carpenter of Norwich, '' 5 feet 10 inches, dark complexion, black 
hair." In 1813 Ehsha and Timothy A. Andrus (perhaps a 
brother) sold land at Norwich. No further record of him has 
been found. 

ii. Temperance, b. 21 Oct. 1759; d. at Ellisburg, N. Y., 17 Dec. 1831; 
m. 5 July 1781, Rev. Jabez Wight officiating, Timothy Brew- 
ster, b. at Norwich 12 Sept. 1759, d. at Elhsburg, N. Y., 28 June 
1848, s. of William^ (Nathaniel,'' Wilnam,^ Love,^ Elder WilhamO 
and Priscilla (Sampson) . They went to Pawlet, Vt., abt. 1784. In 
1791 he was licensed to preach by the Baptists of that town, and 
in 1813 he removed to Ellisburg, N. Y., where he became a 
preacher of the Baptist Church. Later he joined the Disciples, 
and from that time was called Elder Timothy Brewster. Chil- 
dren: 1. Ephraim, b. 9 Apr. 1782. 2. Asenaih, b. 14 Dec. 1783. 
3. Clarissa, h. 21 Nov. 1785. 4. Hannah, b. 28 Jan. 1788. 5. 
Elisha, b. 5 Apr. 1790. 6. William, b. 12 Apr. 1794. 7. Anna, 
b. 22 June 1796. 8. Roba, b. 13 Jan. 1799. 9. Timothy, b. 
31 Oct. 1801. 10. Lydia, b. 22 Feb. 1804. (See Brewster 
Genealogy.) 
23. iii. John Holmes, b., probably at Preston, in 1768. 

iv. Desire, mentioned in the settlement of the estate of John Holmes" 
Andrus (23), who d. in 1841, being called " a relative and friend" 
and being at that time insane. 

V. Hannah (probably). 

[To be concluded] 

* No birth records of children of this family have been found. Only one child is 
known with certainty — Elisha, who is mentioned in the will of his aunt, Judith An- 
drus, in 1802, as the "son of my brother Daniel." There is no positive proof that the 
others here named were the children of Daniel and Temperance (Holmes) Andrus, 
hut the circumstantial evidence is so strong that their family history is given here. 
The order of the births of these children is unknown. There were probably other 
children of this family. 



1916] Ancestry of Mary Maplett, Wife of Samuel Gorton 115 



THE ANCESTRY OF MARY MAPLETT, WIFE OF 
SAMUEL GORTON OF NEW ENGLAND 

Communicated by George Walter Chamberlain, M.S., of Maiden, Mass. 

The wills of Mary Mayplett of London, widow, and Dr. John 
Maplett of Bath, co. Somerset, were discovered in England by the 
late Henry FitzGilbert Waters, Esq., and abstracts of them were 
published in the Register in 1890 and 1892. They proved that the 
wife of Samuel Gorton, whose controversies with the authorities of the 
Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony have been often 

described, was not Elizabeth ( ), as Austin and others had 

stated, but Mary (Maplett). These wills seemed also, as a contribu- 
tor to the Register (vol. 51, pp. 199-200) pointed out, to justify the 
assertion of Gorton that his wife " had bin as tenderly brought up as 
was any man's wife then in that towne [Plymouth in New England]." 
The same contributor suggested that Mary (Maplett) Gorton might 
have been the granddaughter of Rev. John Maplet of Northall, co. 
Middlesex, through his son John. The wills of this Rev. John Ma- 
plet and his son John have recently been found, and they, with certain 
entries in the registers of the parish of St. Lawrence Jewry, London, 
show that this suggested ancestry of Mary (Maplett) Gorton is the 
correct ancestry. Abstracts of these wills and of the two discovered 
by Mr. Waters, with other English records, are given below, and are 
followed by a brief pedigree showing the descent of Mary (Maplett) 
Gorton and her brothers and sisters from Rev. John Maplet of North- 
all. 

The Will of John Maplet, Clarke, Vicar of the parish church of Northall, 
in the County of Middlesex, 30 August 1592. To be buried in the chancel of 
the parish church of Northall. To John Maplett my son £50, when he shall 
attain the age of twenty-one years. To Margaret Maplett my daughter 40 
marks at the age of twenty years or on her day of marriage. To EUenn 
Maplett my daughter, to Mary Maplett my daughter, and to Thomas Ma- 
plett my son, to each 40 marks to be paid likewise. If any die, such portion to 
be divided equally among the survivors. To John Maplett my son one 
feather bed, two down pillows, my silver pott, and one silver spoon. To the 
residue of my children above-named one silver spoon. To Milchizedek Lea- 
per my wife's son £10, to be paid at once. To Margaret Powell my maid 
20s. To EUzabeth Meridon my maid 6s. 8d. To Matthew Randall my 
man 13s. 4d. To the parish church of Northall "my Bible of the greatest 
VoUome." To the poor in Northall 20s. To repairing the Queen's Highway 
in Northall 20s. Residuary legatee and executrix: Ellen Maplet my wife. 
Supervisors: George King and Henry Wheeler of Northall. Witnesses: 
George King, Henry Wheeler, Nabuchodonizer Knightes, and Margaret 
Wheeler. (P.C.C., Scott, 70.) Proved in the Consistory Court of London, 
11 September 1592, by William Mannsfielde, notary public, proctor for Ellen, 
reUct and executrix of the said John Maplett, deceased, to whom administra- 
tion on the goods of the said deceased was granted. (Consistory Court of 
London, Vicar-General's Books, 1592.) 

Administration on the goods of said deceased, according to the aforesaid 
will, was granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 November 1595, 
to Mathew Randall, dwelling in the County of Middlesex, yeoman, because 

VOL. LZZ. 8 



116 Ancestry of Mary Maplett, Wife of Samuel Gorton [April 

the said Ellen had died before all the goods had been administered by her. 
(P.C.C., Scott, 70.) 

In the Consistory Court of London, 11 November 1595, commission was 
granted to Matthew Randall, late husband of Ellen Randall alias Maplett, 
deceased, formerly relict and executrix of John Maplett, Clerk, late Vicar of 
Northall in the County of Middlesex, deceased, to administer the goods of the 
said John Maplett not administered by the said Ellen his executrix. (Con- 
sistory Court of London, Vicar-GeneraFs Books, 1595-1597, fo. 32b.) 

The nuncupative Will of M'^ John Maplett of the parish of St, Lawrence 
in the old Jury [London], 11 January 1629 [1629/30]. Memorandum that on 
the IJ.*^ day of January, 1629, about seven o'clock in the morning, M'^ John 
Maplett of the parish of St. Lawrence in the old Jmy sent for M^" William 
King of the same parish to come and speak with him, he being sick in body 
but sound in mind & memory, and he told M^ King that he prepared himself 
for another world, but that his desire was to make known that he appointed 
his wife Mary Maplett his sole executrix, & did give her his whole estate to 
dispose of to his children as she thought fitting, and did also bequeath to his 
daughter Mary Gorton forty shillings: M^" King urged him to give a better 
legacy to his said daughter but he answered again that he had given her a 
great portion in marriage, & that he knew not how his estate would fall out. 
Therefore he concluded this to be his last will & testament. [Witnesses:] 
John Maplett, William Kinges, Elizabeth ffreeman, William ffreeman, John 
Maplett, Susanna Kinge. Proved 15 Januaiy 1629/30 by Marie Maplett, 
relict and sole executrix nominated in said wiU, William Kinge and Susanna 
King bearing witness that this was the last will and testament made by said 
deceased. (P.C.C., Scroope, 6.) 

Administration on the goods of Matthew Randall, late of the parish of 
Elinge, co. Middlesex, deceased, intestate, was granted 23 November 1630 
to William Randall, lawful son of said deceased. (Commissary Court of 
London, Administration Act Book, 1629-30, fo. 115b.) 

The Will of Mary Mayplett of London, widow, 7 December 1646. 
Unto my daughter Mary Gorton, wife of Samuel Gorton living in New Eng- 
land, all the money which her said husband Samuel Gorton doth owe me, and 
a breed of cattle which he hath of mine, and £10 to buy her mourning. To 
my daughter Ehzabeth Ham and to her husband William Ham £10, between 
them, to buy them mourning. To my sister Elizabeth Freeman, widow, £6 
to buy her mourning. To my grandchild Samuel Chapleine, son of my said 
daughter Ehzabeth Ham by her former husband, £20, which I have lent to 
the Parliament. To Mrs. Joane Joyner 20s. To Mrs. Ehzabeth Warrington 
10s. To Mrs. Elizabeth Swann, widow, 10s. The residue to my son John 
Mayplett, whom I make executor. Proved 10 April 1647. (P.C.C., Fines, 
69.) [For a somewhat longer abstract of this will see Register, vol. 44, 
p. 384, and Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, vol. 1, p. 461.] 

The Will of John Maplett of the city of Bath, Somerset, Doctor of Phys- 
ick, 13 April 1670. Unto my dear sister Mrs. Mary Gorton of New England 
20s., and to each of her children 10s. apiece. Unto my dear sister Mrs. 
Elizabeth Ham of London, widow, 20s. To my dear daughter Anne Maplett 
£400 at marriage, if she marry with her mother's good liking and consent, 
otherwise only £5. To her younger sister my daughter Ehzabeth £300 (on 
same condition). To my aforesaid daughter Anne Maplett all land and 
houses in Bristol brought to me by her mother at our marriage, being for- 
merly part of the estate of her brother Mr. Walter Williams (after her mother's 
decease). To my wife my house in Bath with the tenement and gardens 
thereto belonging all lately bought of Mr. Thomas Fisher, to be her own for- 



1916] Ancestry of Mary Maplett, Wife of Samuel Gorton 117 

ever. She to be executrix. Signed 31 July 1670. Proved 7 February 1670 
[1670/1]. (P.C.C, Duke, 24.) [For a somewhat longer abstract of this will 
see Register, vol. 46, p. 153, and Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in 
England, vol. 1, p. 565.] 

From the Parish Registers of Northolt (formerly North all), 

CO. Middlesex 

Marriages* 

1584 Thos. Rowsse and Jone RandoU 17 July. 

1584 Thos. Freeman and Alys Larchyn 29 November. 

1589 Geo. Kynge and Jone Rowsse 28 February [1589/90]. 

1590 Nabucodoneser Knyghte and Alice Archer 24 September. 
1592 Mathewe Randoll and Hellen Mapliett [day and month missing]. 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jewry, London, 

1538-1638 

Christenings 

1606 John son of John Maplet haberdasher 15 February [1606/7]. 

1607 EUzabeth daughter of John Maplet hab: 7 February [1607/8]. 

1608 Mary daughter of John Maplet haberd. 12 March [1608/9]. 
1610 John son of John Maplett haberdasher 24 February [1610/11]. 
1613 Thomas son of John Maplet haberdasher 23 January [1613/14]. 

1615 Elizabeth daughter of John Maplet haberdasher 28 May. 

1616 Sara daughter of John Maplet haberdasher 23 February [1616/17J. 

Marriage 
1603 John Maplet and Hellen King 25 April. 

Burials 

1603 Ellen wife of John Maplett haberdasher 24 November. 
1605 A stillborne child of John Maplett haberdasher 17 May. 
1608 John son of John Maplet haberdasher 26 April. 
1629 M'^ Maplett 18 June [sic, ? 18 January 1629/30]. 

From the foregoing records and other authorities referred to below the 
following pedigree has been compiled: 

1. John Maplet, clerk, the testator of 1592, was matriculated as a sizar 
of Queen's College, Cambridge, in Dec. 1560, was admitted to the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts in 1563/4, was a fellow of Catharine Hall in Aug. 1564, 
received the degree of Master of Arts in 1567, and was instituted to the rectory 
of Great Leighs, co. Essex, 26 Nov. 1568. This benefice he exchanged for 
the vicarage of Northall (now Northolt), co. Middlesex, on 30 Apr. 1576, and 
he was buried in the chancel of Northall church on 7 Sept. 1592. He was 
the author of treatises on natural history and astrology. He married Ellen 

, who was probably wddow of Leaper, her son, Milchizedek 

Leaper, being named as a legatee in Rev. John Maplet's will. Ellen, widow 
of Rev. John Maplet, married at Northall, between 11 Sept. 1592 and 24 
Mar. 1592/3, Matthew Randall, later of Ealing, co. Middlesex, yeoman, 
probably the person called "my man" in Rev. John Maplet's will. She died 
before 7 Nov. 1595, and Matthew Randall died intestate before 23 Nov. 
1630, when administration on his goods was granted to his son William. f 

* The marriages at Northolt, 1575-1812, have been printed in Phillimore's Middle- 
Bex Parish Registers, Marriages, vol. 2. 

t See brief notice of Rev. John Maplet, with reference to authorities and with some 
account of his writings, in Dictionary of National Biography, reissue, vol. 12, p. 997, 
and compare Register, vol. 51, p. 200. 



118 Shaker Cemetery Records at Waiervliet, N. Y, [April 

Children: 

2. i. John, probably the elder son, under 21 on 30 Aug. 1592. 
ii. Margaret, under 20 on 30 Aug. 1592. 
iii. Ellen, b. in 1575 /6 (Diet, of Nat. Biog., loc. cit.) ; under 20 on 30 Aug. 

1592. 
iv. Thomas, b. in 1577 {ih.)] under 20 on 30 Aug. 1592. 
V. Mary, b. in 1581 (i6.); under 20 on 30 Aug. 1592. 

2. John Maplet {John), of London, haberdasher, the testator of 1629/30, 
under 21 on 30 Aug. 1592, was buried in the parish of St. Lawrence 
Jewry, London, 18 Jan. 1629/30. He married first, in that parish, 
25 Apr. 1603, Ellen (or Helen) King, who was buried there 24 Nov. 

1603; and secondly Mary , the testator of 1646, who died 

between 7 Dec. 1646 and 10 Apr. 1647. 

Children by second wife, recorded in the parish of St. Lawrence 
Jewry, London: 

i. A CHILD (stillborn), bur. 17 May 1605. 

ii. John, bapt. 15 Feb. 1606/7; bur. 26 Apr. 1608. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 7 Feb. 1607 /8; probably d. young. 

iv. Mary, bapt. 12 Mar. 1608/9; m. before 11 Jan. 1629/30 Samuel 
Gorton, afterwards well-known in the history of New England; 
a legatee in the will of her brother, Dr. John Maplett, which was 
signed 31 July 1670. 

V. John, the testator of 1670, bapt. 24 Feb, 1610/11; d. at Bath, co. 

Somerset, 4 Aug. 1670; m. probably Williams, who d. in 

Feb, 1670/1, aged 35. From Dictionary of National Biography, 
reissue, vol. 12, p. 998, it appears that he ''was educated at West- 
minster, whence in 1630 he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford. 
He graduated B.A. on 8 July 1634, M,A. on 17 April 1638, and M.D. 
24 July 1647." He was a teacher and writer of some note, was for 
two different periods principal of Gloucester Hall (now Worcester 
College), and at one time practised medicine at Bath in the summer 
and at Bristol in the winter. In Bath Abbey a tablet was erected 
to his memory, and another to his wife and children, John, aged 3 
years, and Mary, aged 3 months. Children (order of birth not 
known): 1. John, d. aged 3 years. 2, Mary, d, aged 3 months. 3. 
Anne, Uving unm. 31 July 1670. 4. Elizabeth, Uving unm. 31 July 
1670.* 

vi. Thomas, bapt. 23 Jan. 1613/14. 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. 28 May 1615; living in London, a widow, in 1670; 

m. (1) Chapleine; m, (2) before 7 Dec. 1646 William 

Ham, who was living 7 Dec. 1646 but d. before 13 Apr. 1670. 
Child by first husband: 1. Samuel, Uving 7 Dec. 1646. 

viii. Sara, bapt. 23 Feb. 1616/17. 



RECORDS IN THE SHAKER CEMETERY 

AT NISKAYUNA, WATERVLIET, N. Y. 

Communicated by William Bradford Browne of North Adams, Mass. 

The following records of death were collected in the Shaker Ceme- 
tery at Niskayuna, in Watervliet, N. Y., in a search for the burial 
place of Joseph Bennett, the founder of Cheshire, Mass. 

* For longer account of Dr. John Maplett see Dictionary of National Biography, 
loc. cit., with authorities there given. See also Register, vol. 51, p. 200. According 
to Wood's Athenae Oxon. he was "son of a father of both his names, a sufficient shoe- 
maker, in the parish of St. Martin's le Grand in London;" but the record of his baptism 
in the parish of St. Lawrence Jewry shows that his father was a haberdasher. 



1916] 



Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. F. 



119 



Joseph^ Bennett was born at Middleborough, Mass., the son of 
Joseph^ and Joanna (Perry) Bennett and the grandson of John^ 
Bennett of Beverly and of Middleborough, Mass. He married at 
Providence, 2 Nov. 1751, Eunice Ward, daughter of Nehemiah and 
Esther (Maxey) Ward of Attleborough, Mass. He was converted to 
Shakerism by Mother Ann Lee at the time of the establishment of 
the community at Mount Lebanon, N. Y., and about 1785 removed 
with his wife and several daughters to the comimunity at Watervliet, 
N. Y. To this community he gave great financial aid, and in the 
burial ground there are found his gravestone and those of his wife 
Eunice and his daughters Sarah, Violet, Ann, and Joanna.* 

The records here given follow the order of the graves, beginning at 
the west end of the cemetery; and the graves are for the most part 
arranged in the chronological order of the deaths, relatives not neces- 
sarily being buried near one another. The records copied extend 
through the year 1865. All the gravestones are exactly ahke, and 
the several inscriptions give simply the facts as stated below. 

Age 



Name 


Date 


of Death 


Years 


Months 


Days 


John McNearin 


Aug. 


13, 1820 


53 






Anna Carter 


Aug. 


17, 1820 


66 


1 


9 


Margeret White 


Aug. 


30, 1822 


87 






Anna Bates 


Mar. 


16, 1825 


15 


9 


10 


Elizabeth Younghans 


May 


30, 1825 


24 


7 


24 


Electa Case 


Feb. 


10, 1826 


18 


4 


7 


Abigail Wells 


Feb. 


28, 1826 


85 


4 


14 


William Carter 


Mar. 


8, 1826 


84 


3 


26 


Olive Butler 


Aug. 


21, 1826 


30 


3 


9 


Deborah Younghans 


Dec. 


19, 1826 


20 


7 


2 


Peggy Thomas 


Dec. 


21, 1827 


29 


2 


4 


Hannah Horsford 


Sept. 


10, 1804 


65 






Susanna Barney 


Oct. 


29, 1797 


56 






Albert Amblairde 


Oct. 


15, 1833 


56 


9 


5 


David Cole 


June 


3, 1797 


27 






Amos Hammond, Jr. 


June 


3, 1797 


17 






Rachel Lyon 


Mar. 


1, 1835 


77 


2 


13 


Betty Lane 


Apr. 


15, 1836 


51 


2 


6 


Hannah Thompson 


Feb. 


17, 1793 


99 






Hannah Hocknell 


Oct. 


18, 1797 


74 






David Preston 


Apr. 


21, 1789 


26 






Joseph Bennett 


May 


21, 1788 


67 






Violet Bennett 


June 


17, 1785 


25 






Benjamin Youngs 


Oct. 


30, 1818 


82 


2 


26 


Mary Whitaker 


Dec. 


13, 1815 


83 


8 


22 



* The children of Joseph and Eunice (Ward) Bennett, as recorded at Mount 
Lebanon, N. Y., were: 1. Joseph, b. 31 May 1752; d. at the community at Mount 
Lebanon, N. Y. 2. Lucy, b. in 1758; m. Capt. Abiathar Angel of Cheshire, Mass., 
and later of Pownal, Vt. 3. Violet, b. in 1759. 4. Joanna, b. 5 Oct. 1760. 5. Eunice, 
b. 18 Mar. 1765; m. Elisha Bradford of Cheshire, Mass. 6. Anna (twin), b. 28 Apr. 
1769. 7. Sarah (twin), b. 28 Apr. 1769. 8. Samuel, b. 10 Sept. 1771. 9. Nicholas. 
b. 26 Nov. 1773. 10. Henry, b. 19 Mar. 1779. The first four children were born in 
Rhode Island. 



120 



Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. Y. [April 











Age 




Name 


Date of Death 


Years 


Months 


Days 


Calvin H. Wells 


Apr. 


7, 1813 


17 


7 


10 


WilUam Clark 


May 


29, 1809 


42 


4 


28 


Alvira Brown 


Mar. 


10, 1836 


15 


1 


8 


Philana Carter 


Mar. 


20, 1803 


33 


10 


14 


Rebecca Carter 


June 


9, 1866 


79 






Polly Bates 


Sept. 


14, 1823 


35 


2 


26 


Mary Mills 


Apr. 


13, 1828 


64 


1 


13 


John Ball 


July 


6, 1828 


30 


6 


12 


Lavina Bates 


Aug. 


15, 1828 


68 


4 


23 


Cecelia O'Conner 


Apr. 


18, 1829 


43 


6 


2 


Jason Harwood 


June 


2, 1829 


71 


3 


23 


Abigail Wells, Jr. 


Feb. 


7, 1830 


49 


2 


3 


Jane Thomas 


Oct. 


19, 1830 


23 


6 


23 


Olive Wicks 


June 


29, 1831 


19 


8 


13 


Rebecca Bates 


Aug. 


13, 1831 


36 


8 


25 


Elizabeth Hodgson 


Apr. 


1, 1832 


76 


10 


7 


Levi Durrin 


Apr. 


6, 1832 


46 


9 


21 


Lewis Wicks 


Apr. 


8, 1832 


16 


10 


6 


Anna Wells 


May 


19, 1832 


38 


7 


13 


Mary Prentis 


July 


4, 1832 


68 


10 


27 


Almira Thomas 


July 


7, 1832 


21 


7 


10 


Ann Bryant 


Aug. 


27, 1832 


20 


3 


5 


Betsey Bryant 


Dec. 


28, 1833 


19 


10 


14 


Beulah Downs 


Jan. 


11, 1837 


69 


10 


22 


Freegift W. Coary 


Jan. 


29, 1837 


69 


6 


2 


George Leonard 


Jan. 


12, 1838 


3 


4 


8 


Betsey Carter 


Jan. 


17, 1838 


54 


7 


2 


Lydia Gear 


May 


11, 1838 


27 


11 


4 


Thomas Prentis 


Aug. 


26, 1838 


83 


3 


2 


Jonathan Mills 


Nov. 


4, 1838 


79 


3 


11 


Anna Carter 


Jan. 


19, 1839 


58 


4 


16 


William Davidson 


- Jan. 


29, 1839 


68 


4 


1 


Ralph Hodgson 


Aug. 


16, 1840 


86 


6 


4 


T)o\\y Harwood 


Jan. 


1, 1841 


71 


11 


15 


Mary Allen 


Feb. 


3, 1841 


26 


4 


21 


Ozias Turney 


Mar. 


4, 1841 


39 


4 


10 


Daniel Arents 


June 


26, 1841 


21 


8 


23 


Hannah A. Lattimer 


Aug. 


23, 1841 


10 


7 


28 


Mary Wells 


May 


1, 1842 


87 


6 


12 


Susanna Carr 


July 


20, 1842 


12 


6 


26 


Hannah Train 


Sept. 


28, 1842 


86 


8 


28 


Ann M. Goff 


Nov. 


30, 1842 


19 


4 


19 


Samuel Havers 


Aug. 


4, 1843 


25 


8 


29 


Thomas Wells, Jr. 


Sept. 


22, 1843 


74 


9 


16 


Molly Youngs 


Dec. 


24, 1844 


90 


11 


2 


Betsey Robbins 


Jan. 


26, 1845 


62 


6 


2 


Elizabeth A. Bradley 


Apr. 


5, 1845 


5 


3 


24 


Achsah Sixbe 


Sept. 


24, 1845 


49 


9 


24 


Margcrct Lattimer 


Mar. 


30, 1846 


20 


3 


14 



1916] Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. Y, 121 











Age 




Name 


Date of Death 


Years 


Months 


Days 


Adaline Manchester 


Aug. 


24, 1846 


10 


6 


14 


Elizabeth Walley 


Apr. 


27, 1847 


50 


6 


29 


Salathiel Thomas 


Sept. 


2, 1847 


82 


10 


4 


Caleb Bates 


Mar. 


27, 1848 


73 


7 


21 


Betsey Clark 


Apr. 


29, 1848 


82 


3 


8 


Mercy Everett 


Jan. 


8, 1849 


71 


4 


4 


Andrew E. German 


Aug. 


26, 1849 


20 


4 


18 


Angus McFee 


Oct. 


25, 1849 


54 


6 


18 


Walter Waterman 


Feb. 


23, 1851 


81 


7 


29 


Mary Ann Riley 


Aug. 


22, 1851 


1 


7 


7 


Benjamin Wells 


Sept. 


20, 1851 


81 


2 


19 


Thomas Carry 


Sept. 


7, 1851 


1 


1 


30 


Jonathan Cole 


Nov. 


27, 1851 


41 


9 


20 


Jane Beal 


Apr. 


6, 1852 


38 


5 


21 


James Chapman 


Oct. 


26, 1852 


89 


2 


8 


Martin Anstatt 


Dec. 


7, 1852 


52 


11, 


27 


Betsey Lovegrove 


Jan. 


31, 1808 


47 


3 


11 


Ann Potter 


Jan. 


22, 1854 


64 


2 


6 


Joseph Hodgson 


June 


19, 1854 


74 


2 


10 


Elizabeth Ostrander 


Aug. 


21, 1854 


93 


4 


28 


John O'Neal 


Mar. 


14, 1855 


53 






Wilson Youngs 


Mar. 


19, 1855 


75 


11 


20 


Munson Kiersey 


Apr. 


13, 1855 


71 


2 


8 


Fanny Waterman 


Apr. 


27, 1855 


77 


7 


29 


Mary Ann Whitaker 


Aug. 


8, 1855 


55 


3 


3 


Elizabeth Bowser 


Aug. 


27, 1855 


90 


5 


24 


Samuel Clark 


Oct. 


1, 1855 


27 


6 


4 


Ann Lowe 


July 


10, 1857 


47 


3 


4 


Margeret Reid 


July 


13, 1857 


17 


8 


27 


Abigail White 


Nov. 


2, 1857 


71 


2 


24 


Sally Bigelow 


Jan. 


20, 1858 


2 


10 


5 


Delia J. Sanders 


June 


12, 1858 


11 


5 


18 


Harriet M. Sanders 


June 


29, 1858 


9 


6 


4 


James Fearney 


Aug. 


1, 1858 


66 


2 


12 


Ann C. Damp 


Oct. 


6, 1858 


57 


8 


27 


David Train, Jr. 


Dec. 


9, 1858 


81 


6 


21 


Eunice Copley 


Feb. 


23, 1859 


76 


3 


19 


Susannah Youngs 


Apr. 


16, 1859 


33 


7 


19 


Joseph Turner 


Oct. 


15, 1800 


60 






Elisha Barton 


Sept. 


20, 1800 


47 






Margeret Harwood 


Nov. 


28, 1859 


63 


8 


17 


Lina Seaton 


Jan. 


13, 1860 


78 


11 


19 


Ann Bowser 


June 


8, 1860 


74 


11 


14 


Hannah Youngs 


Aug. 


12, 1860 


83 


8 


9 


Sarah Beal 


Apr. 


9, 1861 


27 


10 


3 


Polly Bacon 


May 


14, 1861 


72 


5 


27 


Patty Robbins 


June 


8, 1791 


27 


11 


22 


Naomi Southwick 


June 


16, 1806 


43 






William Bigsby 


Jan. 


25, 1784 


22 







122 Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. Y. [April 











Age 




Name 


Date of Death 


Years 


Months 


Days 


Priscilla Fitch 


Nov. 


22, 1813 


78 






Benjamin Osburn 


Mar. 


14, 1798 


37 






Benjamin Youngs 


Mar. 


24, 1855 


80 


6 


7 


Mother Ann Lee 


Sept. 


8, 1784 


48 


6 


8 


Mother Lucy Wright* 


Feb. 


7, 1821 


61 


6 


2 


Eldress Ruih Landon* 


May 


30, 1850 


74 


9 


27 


Abiather Babbit* 


May 


4, 1847 


85 


9 


19 


Elder Jno. Hocknell* 


Feb. 


27, 1799 


76 






Elder William Lee* 


July 


21, 1784 


44 






Elder Giles B. Avery* 


Dec. 


27, 1889 


75 


1 


24 


Hezekiah Noble 


June 


16, 1792 


32 






Clarissa Vedder 


July 


15, 1857 


65 


11 


11 


Morrell Baker 


Jan. 


19, 1859 


83 


3 


21 


Frederick Wicker 


Feb. 


6, 1859 


63 


5 


5 


Sally Taylor 


June 


2, 1859 


85 


7 


28 


Francis Goodrich 


Aug. 


11, 1859 


84 


10 


8 


Channing Prentis 


Sept. 


26, 1859 


54 


4 


24 


Abia Crary 


Mar. 


20, 1860 


75 


4 


14 


Cjnithia Sherman 


Mar. 


28, 1860 


71 


3 


21 


Abigail Leman 


July 


1, 1860 


81 


7 


16 


Eunice Johnson 


Feb. 


7, 1861 


80 


3 


9 


Eliza Ash 


May 


7, 1861 


50 


6 


27 


Ezekial Copley 


Aug. 


6, 1861 


81 


6 


19 


Anna Cole 


Sept. 


3, 1861 


92 


6 


6 


Electa Talmadge 


Dec. 


20, 1861 


67 


5 


16 


Robert Bernard 


Feb. 


19, 1862 


45 


1 


18 


Hannah Wells 


Sept. 


1, 1862 


86 


1 


11 


William Seeley 


Feb. 


4, 1863 


72 


9 


14 


Luther Wells 


Feb. 


6, 1863 


89 


6 


24 


Lucy Pierce 


Mar. 


26, 1863 


78 


3 


23 


Desire Harwood 


July 


18, 1863 


65 


8 


1 


Simeon Smith 


Aug. 


3, 1863 


64 


3 


12 


Oscar Merchant 


Aug. 


20, 1863 


21 


3 


17 


Charlotte Gale 


Sept. 


4, 1863 


43 






Polly Wicks 


Sept. 


29, 1863 


77 


6 


29 


Stephen Wells 


Feb. 


23, 1864 


88 


10 


5 


James Watkins 


Mar. 


5, 1864 


81 


10 


25 


Abraham Hendrickson 


Mar. 


9, 1864 


84 


2 


20 


Sarah A. Woods 


May 


16, 1865 


29 


6 


6 


Phoebe Taylor 


June 


29, 1865 


48 


11 


13 


Elizabeth Youngs 


Aug. 


21, 1865 


82 


11 


2 


Lucy Brown 


Nov. 


21, 1844 


45 


7 


25 


Anna Benedict 


Jan. 


19, 1845 


76 


10 


19 


Jonathan Slosson 


Apr. 


8, 1845 


85 


10 


26 


Archibald Meacham 


May 


10, 1845 


66 


3 


19 


Lucy Prescott 


Aug. 


15, 1845 


79 


10 


22 


Nancy Wells 


Jan. 


8, 1846 


23 


9 


30 


William Yearsley 


Feb. 


21, 1846 


69 


6 


11 


* One of the first followers. 













1916] Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. Y, 123 

Age 

Name Date of Death . Years Months Days 

PoUy Vedder Sept. 23, 1846 52 7 15 

Theodore Bates Oct. 24, 1846 84 7 13 

Dean O. Sage Dec. 19, 1846 82 1 13 

John Scott Dec. 30, 1846 80 10 25 

Nancy White Feb. 27,1847 32 11 23 

Angeline Annas Mar. 18, 1847 40 2 20 

Benjamin Train June 18, 1847 58 1 19 

Prudence Spencer July 9, 1850 75 4 18 

Betty E. Sherman Oct. 1, 1850 98 9 12 

Martha J. Bates June 23, 1851 13 6 15 

Joseph Preston Oct. 12, 1851 84 1 30 

Chloe Woods Nov. 29, 1851 74 3 8 

Asenath Harwood Dec. 26, 1851 57 8 13 

David Miller Oct. 13, 1852 77 7 15 

Calvin Wells Mar. 31, 1853 81 1 8 

Abigail Shapley Sept. 17, 1853 78 5 12 

Arthusa White Sept. 11,1854 34 4 28 

Susanna Greene Sept. 26, 1854 71 11 15 

Judith Bishop Aug. 26, 1855 85 11 10 

Judith Rich ' Mar. 14, 1856 74 9 9 

Jane Hodgson Apr. 2, 1857 69 9 1 

Azuba Train July 8, 1857 64 6 9 

Rhoda Chase Apr. 5, 1833 78 1 16 

Mary Partington Sept. 10, 1833 78 1 7 

Anna Simson Nov. 1, 1834 65 6 29 

Aaron Wood Mar. 27, 1836 80 11 14 

Patience Chase Apr. 10, 1836 82 8 28 

Peter Dodge Dec. 4, 1836 78 10 26 

Bathsheba Shays Apr. 2, 1838 57 6 15 

Sarah Fairchild Apr. 12, 1838 32 3 22 

Loana Green May 25, 1838 83 5 3 

Clarissa Buckingham May 27, 1838 64 3 10 

Ann Bennett* Aug. 18, 1838 61 10 14 

Joanna Bennett June 28, 1838 77 8 22 

Harriet Clary Sept. 21, 1838 14 9 19 

Angehne Prentis Mar. 7, 1839 31 5 8 

Mary Robertson Mar. 10, 1839 72 2 14 

Gideon Cole Mar. 2, 1840 84 3 17 

Dorothy Hibbee June 3, 1839 66 1 24 

Louisa Smith Apr. 30, 1840 24 3 29 

Laura M. Campbell June 2, 1840 10 10 27 

Betsey Hastings Dec. 5, 1840 58 8 28 

Catherine Remer Mar. 13, 1841 20 8 18 

Narissa C. Clary Apr. 21, 1841 13 

Susanna A. Green Feb. 26, 1842 20 1 22 

Hannah Prescott Jan. 5, 1843 90 11 10 

* If the age as given on the gravestone is correct, this is not the Anna Bennett whose 
birth is recorded at Mt. Lebanon, N. Y. (vide supra, p. 119, footnote), but may be a 
younger child of the same name, the elder Anna having presumably died in infancy. 



124 Shaker Cemetery Records at Watervliet, N. Y. [April 











Age 




Name 


Date of Death 


Years 


Months 


Days 


Sarah Bennett 


Jan. 


9, 1843 


73 


8 


11 


Jacob C. Green 


Sept. 


24, 1843 


64 


6 


26 


Hezekiah Rowland 


Nov. 


23, 1823 


67 


7 




Mary M. Mulley 


Nov. 


24, 1843 


19 


11 


3 


Nathan Sloson 


Dec. 


28, 1843 


78 


9 


18 


Alexander Brown 


Aug. 


21, 1844 


12 


9 


9 


Timothy Hubbard 


Apr. 


26, 1814 


72 


1 


12 


James Shaj^s 


Aug. 


13, 1814 


71 






Anna Cook 


July 


3, 1813 


50 






Elizabeth Goodrich 


Jan. 


18, 1818 


42 


11 


4 


Abigail S. Butler 


Jan. 


16, 1821 


26 


1 


8 


Abyah Wood 


Jan. 


22, 1825 


46 


1 


15 


Daniel Wood 


Feb. 


18, 1825 


88 


10 


10 


Lucy Blanchard 


Feb. 


22, 1825 


17 


1 


27 


Lucy Waterman 


Mar. 


4, 1825 


86 


4 


15 


Mary Hocknell 


Apr. 


14, 1825 


66 


9 


2 


Nathan Spier 


Feb. 


24, 1827 


52 


9 


3 


Eunice Bennett 


Mar. 


3, 1827 


91 


11 


9 


Almira Wicker 


July 


3, 1827 


34 


8 


22 


Ruth Turner 


Feb. 


14, 1828 


91 


8 


20 


Susanna Cook 


Mar. 


23, 1828 


57 


3 


20 


Elizabeth Farrington 


Aug. 


20, 1828 


56 


4 


20 


Harriet Copely 


Sept. 


8, 1828 


18 


10 


6 


Sarah C. Buckingham 


Oct. 


14, 1828 


20 


2 


4 


Anna McDole 


Dec. 


30, 1828 


20 


5 


26 


Fanny Sherman 


Dec. 


16, 1829 


23 


6 


14 


Susie Remington 


Apr. 


7, 1831 


53 


5 


7 


Henry Younghams 


June 


16, 1831 


20 


2 


24 


Samuel Pease 


Oct. 


8, 1831 


65 


2 


19 


Cynthia Wicks 


Nov. 


30, 1831 


18 


9 


26 


Mercy Boothe 


Mar. 


23, 1832 


70 


3 


2 


Joseph Buckingham 


Mar. 


30, 1832 


70 


9 


7 


Elizabeth Shays 


June 


16, 1832 


53 


8 




Levi Pease 


Sept. 


5, 1832 


61 


1 




John Spier 


Jan. 


28, 1833 


87 


11 


3 


Benjamin Youngs, Jr.* 


Sept. 


6, 1820 


40 


1 


26 


Mary E. W^ells* 


May 


3, 1824 






1 


Raney Burtt* 


Aug. 


23, 1831 


65 


8 


9 


Abraham Remor* 


Apr. 


11, 1834 


40 


9 


1 


Nehemiah White* 


July 


18, 1834 


53 


9 


6 


Molly Chapman* 


July 


17, 1840 


93 


2 


3 


Bethuel Shout* 


Apr. 


29, 1854 


17 






Phebe Pachmond* 


Feb. 


7, 1858 


84 






Joseph Youngs* 


May 


9, 1862 


25 


10 


26 


Chas. H. Winson* 


Dec. 


19, 1861 




3 


7 


Jno. G. Carter* 


Dec. 


16, 1801 


87 


2 


6 


Lucy Pease* 


May 


13, 1820 


39 






Luther Morse* 


Mar. 


26, 1815 


42 







A stranger, i.e., one not a Shaker. 



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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Eliuabkth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 65] 

, Chatfield, Concluded 

From the Patent Rolls* 

16 February, 1 and 2 Philip and Mary [1554/5]. Licence granted to 
Thomas Devenysshe of West Hampnett, co. Sussex, Esquire, on payment of 
54s. 4d. into the Hanaper, to alienate all those his five crofts of land, parcel of 
the farm of Groves, in the tenure of William Goble, in the parish of Oving, 
CO. Sussex, late belonging to the dissolved Monastery of Boxgrave, five crofts, 
parcel of Groves farm, in the tenure of Robert Whyght, ten crofts of land, 
parcel of the same, in tenure of William Smyth and another, ten crofts by 
Oving and two pastures called the Leasnes in the marsh there, and a small 
parcel of land, waste and furze and heath, in the tenure of John Hamlyn in 
Oving, five crofts of land, parcel of Groves Farm, in the tenure of Thomas 
Newman in Oving, and all woods, underwoods, etc., held of the King and 
Queen in chief, to Richard Chatfield of the Isle of Hayling, co. Hants, gentle- 
man, to him and his heirs and assigns for ever. (Patent Roll 887, 1 and 2 
Philip and Mary, part 7, fo. 289.) 

From Feet of Fines* 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Octave of Hilary, 12 Elizabeth 
[20 January 1569/70], and afterwards on the Quindene of Easter, 12 Eliza- 
beth [9 April 1570], between William Hodgeson and John Brune, querents, 
and Richard Chatfilde, gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife, and Francis Chat- 
filde, gentleman, deforciants, of one messuage, two tofts, one garden, one 
orchard, forty acres of land, one hundred acres of meadow, one hundred acres 
of pasture, and sixty acres of wood, in Westmerston and Myddleton. Plea 
of covenant. Richard and Elizabeth and Francis have acknowledged the 
premises to be the right of William, as those which William and John have 
of the gift of Richard and Elizabeth and Francis, and they have quitclaimed 
them from Richard and Elizabeth and Francis and the heirs of Richard to 
William and John and the heirs of William for ever. And, moreover, Richard 
and Elizabeth and Francis have granted for themselves and the heirs of 
Richard that they will warrant to William and John and the heirs of William 
the aforesaid premises against all men for ever. And for this William and 
John have granted to Richard and Elizabeth and Francis the premises, and 
have rendered them to them in the same court, to hold to Richard and Eliza- 
beth and Francis and the heirs of Francis of the chief lords of that fee by the 
services which to the premises belong for ever. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, 
Easter Term, 12 EHzabeth.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Quindene of Easter, 12 Eliza- 
beth [9 April 1570], between William Stapley, gentleman, querent, and Rich- 
ard Chatfyld and Elizabeth his wife and Edward Py combe and Grace his wife, 
deforciants, of two messuages, one barn, one garden, three orchards, twenty 
acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, and twenty acres of pasture in Twyne-»* 
ham and Bolney. Plea of covenant. Richard and Elizabeth and Edward 
and Grace have acknowledged the premises to be the right of William, as 

* Preserved in the PubHc Record Office, London, 



126 Genealogical Research in England [April 

those which he has of the gift of Richard and EUzabeth and Edward and 
Grace, and they have quitclaimed them from Richard and Elizabeth and 
Edward and Grace and their heirs to Wilham and his heirs for ever. And, 
moreover, Richard and EHzabeth have granted for themselves and the heirs 
of Elizabeth that they will warrant to William and his heirs the premises 
against Richard and EUzabeth and the heirs of Elizabeth for ever. And, 
further, Edward and Grace have granted for themselves and the heirs of 
Edward that they will warrant to Wilham and his heirs the premises against 
Edward and Grace and the heirs of Edward. For this William gave Richard 
and Elizabeth and Edward and Grace 130 marks. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, 
Easter Term, 12 EUzabeth.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster in the Quindene of Easter, 22 Eliza- 
beth [17 April 1580], between Francis Bowyer, Citizen and Alderman of 
London, querent, and Francis Chatfeld, gentleman, and Anne his wife, de- 
forciants, of one messuage, two hundred acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, 
one hundred acres of pasture, and twenty acres of furze and heath in Ovynge. 
Plea of covenant. Francis Chatfeld and Anne have acknowledged the 
premises to be the right of Francis Bowyer, as those which he has of the gift 
of Francis Chatfield and Anne, and they have quitclaimed them from Francis 
Chatfield and Anne and their heirs to Francis Bowyer and his heirs for ever. 
And, moreover, Francis Chatfield and Anne have granted for themselves and 
the heirs of Francis that they wiU warrant to Francis Bowyer and his heirs 
the premises against Francis Chatfield and Anne and the heirs of Francis 
for ever. For this Francis Bowyer gave Francis Chatfield and Anne £40. 
(Feet of Fines, Sussex, Easter Term, 22 Elizabeth.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Morrow of Holy Trinity, 
4 James I [16 June 1606], between Henry Clayton, Doctor of Sacred Theol- 
ogy, querent, and George Chatfeeld, gentleman, and Margaret his wife, 
deforciants, of one messuage and one garden with appurtenances in the City 
of Chichester. Plea of covenant. George and Margaret have acknowledged 
the aforesaid premises to be the right of Henry, as those which he has of the 
gift of George and Margaret, and they have quitclaimed them from George 
and Margaret and their heirs to Henry and his heirs for ever. And, moreover, 
George and Margaret have granted for themselves and the heirs of George 
that they wiU warrant to Henry and his heirs the aforesaid premises against 
George and Margaret and the heirs of George for ever. For this Henry gave 
to George and Margaret £41. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, Trinity Term, 4 
James I.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Morrow of Holy Trinity, 
6 James I [23 May 1608], between Richard Chatfeild, gentleman, querent, 
and George Counter [i.e., Gunter], Knight, and Mary his wife, and John 
Temye, gentleman, deforciants, of one messuage, one dovecote, one barn, one 
garden, and one orchard, with appurtenances, in Funtington. Plea of 
covenant. George, Mary, and John have acknowledged the aforesaid 
premises to be the right of Richard, as those which he has of the gift of 
George, Mary, and John, and they have quitclaimed them from George, 
Mary, and John and their heirs to Richard and his heirs for ever. And, 
moreover, George and Mary have granted for themselves and the heirs of 
George that they will warrant to Richard and his heirs the aforesaid premises 
against George and Mary and the heirs of George for ever. And John has 
panted for himself and his heirs that he wiU warrant to Richard and his heirs 
the aforesaid premises a8;ainst John and his heirs for ever. For this Richard 
gave George, Mary, and John £60. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, Trinity Term, 
6 James I.) 



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Final Concord made at Westminster in five weeks of Easter, 7 James I 
[21 May 1609], between Richard Chatfeild, gentleman, querent, and George 
Chatfeild, gentleman, and Margaret his wife, deforciants, of two messuages, 
two barns, two gardens, two orchards, twenty acres of land, one acre of 
meadow, and eleven acres of pasture, with appurtenances, in South Mund- 
ham and Pagham. Plea of covenant. George and Margaret have acknowl- 
edged the aforesaid premises to be the right of Richard, as those which he has 
of the gift of George and Margaret, and they have quitclaimed them from 
George and Margaret and their heirs to Richard and his heirs for ever. And, 
moreover, George and Margaret have granted for themselves and the heirs 
of George that they will warrant to Richard and his heirs the aforesaid 
premises against George and Margaret and the heirs of George for ever. 
For this Richard gave George and Margaret £41. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, 
Easter Term, 7 James I.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Morrow of Holy Trinity, 
10 James I [8 June 1612], between Edward Rose, querent, and Richard Chat- 
feild, gentleman, and Cecily his wife, deforciants, of two messuages, two 
barns, two gardens, two orchards, twenty acres of land, ten acres of meadow, 
ten acres of pasture, with appurtenances, in South Mundham and Pagham. 
Plea of covenant. Richard and Cecily have acknowledged the aforesaid 
premises to be the right of Edward, as those which he has of the gift of 
Richard and Cecily, and they have quitclaimed them from Richard and 
Cecily and their heirs to Edward and his heirs for ever. And, moreover, 
Richard and Cecity have granted for themselves and the heirs of Richard 
that they will warrant to Edward and his heirs the aforesaid premises against 
Richard and Cecily and the heirs of Richard for ever. For this Edward gave 
Richard and Cecily £41. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, Trinity Term, 10 James I.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Quindene of Easter, 12 James I 
[9 May 1614], between WiUiam Harrison, gentleman, querent, and Richard 
Chatfeild, gentleman, and Cecily his wife, deforciants, of one barn, eight 
acres of land, and ten acres of pasture, with appurtenances, in West Ashe- 
linge and Funtington. Plea of covenant. Richard and Cecily acknowledge 
the aforesaid premises to be the right of WilUam, as those which he has of the 
gift of Richard and Cecily, and they have quitclaimed them from Richard 
and Cecily and their heirs to William and his heirs for ever. And, moreover, 
Richard and Cecily have granted for themselves and the heirs of Richard 
that they will warrant to WiUiam and his heirs the aforesaid premises against 
Richard and Cecily and the heirs of Richard for ever. For this William gave 
Richard and Cecily £80. (Feet of Fines, Sussex, Easter Term, 12 James I.) 

From Inquisitions Post Mortem* 

Inquisition taken at Estgreensted, co. Sussex, 7 October, 36 EHzabeth 
[1594], after the death of Francis Chatfeld, gentleman. The jurors say 
that the said Francis at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of 
fee of certain lands called Chatfeeldes, in Westmeston in the county afore- 
said, and of half a virgate of land called Hamgate, in Westmeston in the 
county aforesaid, and of the moiety of a certain parcel of land called Mud- 
berys, in Asshelinge in the county aforesaid, and so thereof seised died thereof 
seised. And, further, the jurors say that the land called Chatfeeldes is held 
of John Michelburne, gentleman, as of his manor of Westmeston, in free 
socage and by the rent of 7s., and it is worth by the year in all issues beyond 
reprises 53s. 4d. And that the half virgate of land called Hamgate is held 
of Edward Nevell, Lord Aburgaveni, and by the yearly rent of 6d., as of his 
manor of Dytchening, in free socage, and they are worth by the year in all 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



128 Genealogical Research in England [April 

issues beyond reprises 13s. 4d. And that the moiety of the parcel of land 
called Mudberyes is held of Lord Barteley as of his manor of Boseham, in free 
socage and by the yearly rent of 3s. 6d., and it is worth by the year beyond 
reprises 20s. And further the jurors say that Francis died at Romboldswyke 
in the county aforesaid on 4 Maj^ last past before the taking of this inquisi- 
tion, and that Richard Chatfeld is his son and heir, which same Richard at 
the time of the death of Francis his father was aged thirty-one years and 
more. Delivered into Court 10 October, 36 Elizabeth [1594], by the hand 
of the Escheator. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 278, 
no. 121.) 

Inquisition taken at East Grinstead, co. Sussex, 22 March, 5 James I 
[1607/8], after the death of John Chatfield. The jurors saj^ that on 4 
March, 19 Henry VIII [1527/8], Sir George Nevil, Lord Bergavenny, granted 
"Loffeld" in Chaleghe, held by copy of court roll of his manor of Ditchling, 
to Thomas Chatfield then of Chaylegh and to Thomas Chatfield, his son, and 
the heirs of Thomas Chatfield the father. Thomas Chatfield the father died, 
and Thomas the son and heir entered and afterwards died, when' the premises 
descended to'J'ohn Chatfield as his son and heir. Said John had issue John 
Chatfield, who entered and was seised of said messuage and lands in Chay- 
legh, aiid on 27 January 1598 [1598/9] made his will and left them to his wife 
Cecily until his son John was twenty-one. The jurors also say that John 
Chatfield died at Chailey 30 January 1598 [1598/9], and that John Chatfield 
is his son and heir and was then aged eleven years, two months, and three 
weeks. {lb., vol. 302, no. 99.) 

Inquisition taken at East Grimstead, co. Sussex, 15 January, 14 Charles I 
[1638/9], after the death of John Chatfield, yeoman. The jurors say said 
John was seised of one third of a virgate called "Loffield" and a messuage, 
barn, and land in Chaileigh. The said John died 10 September last past, 
and John Chatfield is his son and heir and was then aged thirteen years and 
six months. {lb., vol. 566, no. 28.) 

■ 

From the Visitations of Sussex, 1530 and 1633-4,* with Additions 

FROM Berry's Sussex Genealogies f 

eijatfielU 

[Harl. 1562, fo. 47a.] | 

Arms. — Or, a griffin segreant sable, on a chief pur pure three escallop-shells 
argent.X 

Crest. — An heraldic antelope^ s head erased argent, armed or, gorged with a 
coronet sable. 

Thomas Chatffeild of Bedyles. : 



John Chatffeild of Bedyles = Allic d. of Ric. Stapley of 
I Twynan in com. Sussex. 

Richard Chatffeild of Bedyles = Elizabeth d. of John Brane 



in Dyehering (of Ditchening, 
and Treford, 1547). 



A 



[** Brond of Hove in Sus- 
sex widdow of John Pek- 
ham " added. — Ed.]. 



* Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 53, pp. 65-66. 

t Sussex Genealogies, part 1, p. 5. William Berry, the compiler of this book, was 
clerk in the College of Arms, 1793-1809. Statements in the pedigree which have been 
taken from Sussex Genealogies are enclosed in parentheses. 

t The description of the arms and crest in Sussex Genealogies, loc. cit., differs some- 
what from the description in the Visitations, which is given here. 



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129 



A 

I 



(Nicholas 
Chatfeild, of 
Ditchening, 
from whom 
that branch 
descends,*) 



Fraunces = 
Chatffeild 
(of Oving, 
1560). 



Ann d. of 
John Pek- 
ham 
(George 
Peck- 
ham). 



George m. 

• • • • 

widdow 

• • • • 

March 
(mayor of 
Chiches- 
ter, 1586, 
ob. 1598). 



Thomas 
s.p. 



Elizabeth 
ux. Edw. 
Monke. 

Jbane ux. 
Thom. 
Este. 



1. Richard: 
Chat- 
ffeild. 



r 



Cecely 
d. of 

Harri- 
son. 



2. Francis 
Chat- 
ffeild (of 
Oving). 



Richard & others. 



Mary d. 3. George 
of John 
Cawley 
(Cowley) 
of Chi- 
chester 
Alderman. 



4. Thomas = 
3 sonn 
(now) in 
the low 
coun- 
tryes 
(1634) 



A Dutch 
woman. 



Catherin. 1. John Chat- = EUenor d. of 2. Francis. Elizebeth. Anne. 



Dorathy. 



ffeld of Groves 
(the Grove) 
in the p'ish 
of Ovenge in 
com. Sussex 
(1634). 



Jane. Cicely. 



Nicholas — — 

Newnham 3. Thomas. Mary, 
(or New- 
man) of the 
He of Wight 

widdow of |~1 j T 

George Thomas. Anne. 

Wood one 
of the 4 
Masters of 
England 
(a master 
in Chancery). 



Allice. 



Henry. Katherin. 



Thesma 
(Iliosina). 



(William Chatfeild, 
of Oving, ob. 
1600.) 



(James Chatfeild, 
ma. Jone, da. of 
Richard Simnett, 
of London.) 



Joane 



(William Chatfeild, 
of Oving, ob. 
1644.) 



(John.) (Sara.) (Thomas.) (James.) 



[From the foregoing material and from New England records the follow- 
ing pedigree has been compiled: 

The Chatfield family is of Sussex origin and doubtless derived its name 
from Catsfield, a parish in southeastern Sussex, one mile from the famous 
Battle Abbey, which was built on the spot where King Harold fell in the 
Battle of Hastings or Senlac. 

As early as 1300 the family was established in Mid-Sussex, the first of 
the name there of whom records have been found being William de Catte- 
feld, who in 1327-8 and 1332-3 was taxed in subsidies in the township of 
Street, in the very centre of the county and about twenty-five miles west 
of Catsfield. For over three centuries the family continued in Street and 
the adjoining parishes of Ditchling .and Chailey; but after 1332-3 there 

* He is given in Sussex Genealogies as the eldest son. 



130 Genealogical Research in England [April 

is a gap of about one hundred and twenty years, covering four or five gen- 
erations, concerning which no records have been discovered. The next 
of the family who is known is 

^ 1. Thomas Chatfield, born probably about 1450, from whom a con- 
tinuous descent can be traced. According to the Visitations of Sussex he 
was of Bedyles in the parish of Ditchling. He was probably Uving in 1523, 
when Tholnas Chatfield, Jun., presumably his son, appears in a subsidy. 
Children: 

2. i. John,* b. probably abt. 1475. 

ii. Thomas,* b. abt. 1480. As Thomas Chatfeld Jim. he was assessed 
in the subsidy of 1523 for the Hundred of Street. In 1527/8 he 
and his s. Thomas acquired "Loffeld" in the parish of Chailey. 
His s. Thomas, b. abt. 1505, was father of John, b. abt. 1530, who 
was father of John, b. abt. 1560, d. 30 Jan. 1598/9, who was father 
of John, b. in 1587, d. 10 Sept. 1638, who was father of John, b. 
in 1625. All these were of Chailey, as is shown in the inquisitions 
post mortem of John who d. in 1598/9 and of John who d. in 
1638. 

iii. William,* appears in the subsidy for the Hundred of Street in 1523. 

2. John Chatfield (Thomas), born probably about 1475, was of Bedyles 

in the parish of Ditchling according to the Visitations of Sussex, 
which also state that he married Alice Stapley, daughter of Richard 
of Twineham, co. Sussex. He is evidently the John Chatfield, Sen., 
who was assessed in the Hundred of Street in the subsidy of 1523. 
Children: 

3. i. RicHARD,t b. abt. 1500. 

ii. JoHN,t enrolled in the subsidy for the Hundred of Street in 1523 as 

John Chatfeld, Jun. 
iii. Robert, t assessed in the subsidy for the Hundred of Street in 1545/6. 

3. Richard Chatfield {John, Thomas^, the testator of 1582, of Bedyles 

in the parish of Ditchhng, of Oving, TrejdFord, Sidlesham, and Chi- 
chester, CO. Sussex, and of the Isle of Hayling, co. Hants, born about 
1500, died in July 1586. When he was a young man he removed 
thirty miles westward from his ancestral region of Mid-Sussex and 
settled in Chichester. In this city he probably secured in trade the 
means which enabled him to acquire numerous pieces of property 
(some of which formerly belonged to monasteries dissolved by 
Henry VIII), and to raise his branch of the family into the armiger- 
ous gentry, with its pedigree and arms entered in the Heralds' Visi- 
tations, while the branches in Mid-Sussex remained among the 
yeomanry. In the subsidy of 1523 he was assessed for lands in the 
Hundred of Street and for goods in Chichester. J Between 1544 and 
1572 he was assessed in the Rape of Chichester in various subsidies, 
and acquired property at Chichester, Oving, West Ashhng, Sidles- 
ham, Treyford, Westmeston, Middleton, Twineham, and Bolney. 
When he made his will in 1582 he was living at Chichester, and he 
was buried in the Cathedral there 26 July 1586. His mil is a brief 
and unsatisfactory document, as it names only two of his children, 
although it is certain that he had at least six and probably even more. 
It is evident that he had given portions to his children during his 
lifetime. No monument to him remains, as the iconoclastic partisans 

* John was certainly a son of Thomas, and Thomas and William were probably 
sons of Thomas. 

t Richard was certainly a son of John, and John and Robert were probably sons of 
John. 

X Although assessed in both places, he had to pay but one tax. 



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of Cromwell wrecked that part of the Cathedral in which he was 
buried. 

He married first, about 1530, Elizabeth (Brane or Brond) 
Peckham, daughter of John Brane or Brond of Hove, co. Sussex, and 
widow of John Peckham; and secondly, after 9 Apr. 1570, Agnes or 
Anne , who survived him. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Nicholas, probably the eldest son, as he held the ancestral estate in 
Mid-Sussex; said in Berry's Sussex Genealogies to have left de- 
scendants at DitchUng. 

4. ii. Francis, b. probably abt. 1532. 

iii. George, the testator of 1599/1600, b. probably abt. 1535; d. s.p., being 
bur. in the Cathedral at Chichester 5 Feb. 1599/1600; m. Agnes 

( ) March, widow. On 8 Nov. 1 565 he leased a farm called Bol- 

neys in South Mundhamin Pagham, abt. four miles south of Chiches- 
ter, where he settled and resided several years. In 1572 he was taxed 
there in a subsidy, and in 1576 he is mentioned in Pagham as farmer of 
the rectory. He also had lands in Oving, and later removed into 
Chichester, where he acquired several pieces of property, was 
assessed in subsidies in 1596, 1597, and 1599, and in 1586 and 1599 
was mayor of that city, dying in office in the last-mentioned year. 
The embossed silver and gilt bowl which he bequeathed to the 
corporation of Chichester has disappeared from the collection of 
municipal plate there. He left his property among the children 
of his eldest brother, Francis Chatfield, the latter's second and 
third sons, Francis and George, receiving all the real estate; and, 
except for small bequests to his two sisters, his other relatives were 
ignored. 

iv. Thomas, said in the Visitations to have d. s.p. 

V. Elizabeth, m. (1) Edward Monke; m. (2) Ancill; named 

in the will of her brother George in 1599/1600. 

vi. Joan, m. Thomas Este; named in the wills of her father in 1582 and 
of her brother George in 1599/1600. 

5. vii. Richard,* b. abt. 1550-1555. 

4. Francis Chatfield (Richard, John, Thomas), the testator of 1594, 
born probably about 1532, resided probably chiefly at Rumbolds- 
wyke, CO. Sussex, where he died 4 May 1594 according to his inquisition 
post mortem, which also shows that he held lands in Westmeston and 
Ashling. He also owned land in Oving, which was probably given 
to him by his father Richard Chatfield, who acquired lands in this 
parish in 1554/5. This land Francis Chatfield seems to have alienated 
or mortgaged by fine in 1580. The registers of Oving do not con- 
tain the baptisms of his children, and therefore they were probably 
baptized at Rumboldswyke, the early registers of which are missing. 
His will names only his five eldest children; the names of the five 
youngest are derived from the will of his brother George Chatfield 
in 1599/1600. 

He married, about 1560, Anne Peckham, who survived him, 
daughter of John or George. 

Children: 

Richard, b. abt. 1562. 
Francis, b. abt. 1564. 
George, b. abt. 1566. 
Thomas, b. abt. 1568. 
Joane, b. abt. 1571; mentioned in the wills of her father in 1594 and 

of her uncle George in 1599/1600. 
vi. Robert, b. abt. 1574; named in the will of his father in 1594 as under 

age; named also in the will of his uncle George in 1599/1600. 

* He was probably, but not certainly, a son of Richard. 
VOL. LXX. 9 



6. 


X* 


7. 


• • 

11. 


8. 


111. 


9. 


IV. 




V. 



132 Genealogical Research in England [April 

10. vii. William, b. abt. 1576. 

viii. Edward, the testator of 1626/7, b. abt. 1578; named in the will of 
his uncle George in 1599/1600; in 1612 he was of Deptford, co. 
Kent, and later of London, where he was a merchant; d., probably 
s.p.f between 1627 and 1629, on a voyage to or in the East Indies. 

ix. James, a citizen and fishmonger of London, b. abt. 1580; named in 
the wills of his uncle George in 1599/1600, his brother Edward in 
1626/7. and his brother Francis in 1627; m. Joane Simnett, 
dau. 01 Richard of London. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. James. 

X, Drew, b. abt. 1583; named in the will of his uncle George in 
1599/1600; sued for debt by his brother William in 1611;* further 
history not traced. 

5. Richard Chatfield (? Richard, John, Thomas), of North Mundham,! 

CO. Sussex, born about 1550-1555, removed to Chichester, where he 
was buried in the Cathedral or the Cathedral yard, 14 Nov. 1609, 
administration on his estate being granted, 4 Dec. 1609, to EKzabeth, 
his widow. 

He married at All Saints', Chichester, 15 Sept. 1595, by licence of 
the same date, which styles him of North Mundham, Elizabeth 

( ) LuPSON, widow, who survived him and married thirdly, 

at St. Pancras, Chichester, 16 June 1612, by licence dated the pre- 
vious day, Rev. Robert Adyn, curate of Wivesfield. 

Children, born probably at North Mundham: 

i. William, b. probably abt. 1597; d. s.p., beyond the seas, administra- 
tion on his estate being granted, 3 Nov. 1626, to his sister, Eliza- 
beth Hulett. The fact that administration was granted to his 
sister is evidence that he had no surviving brothers. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. probably abt. 1600; m. at Pagham (being then of 
North Mundham), by Ucence of 17 Sept. 1625, Laurence Hulett 
of London, gentleman. 

6. Richard Chatfield (Francis, Richard, John, Thornas), of Rumbolds- 

wyke, Chichester, South Mundham in Pagham, and North Mundham, 
all in CO. Sussex, was born about 1562, his age being given as thirty-one 
years and more on 4 May 1594, at the death of his father, according 
to the inquisition post mortem of the latter. At the time of his first 
marriage in 1592/3 he is called of Rumboldswj^ke, and for the next few 
years resided in Chichester, where he had children recorded and 
where he was a collector of the subsidy of 1598-9. In 1608 he ac- 
quired by fine some property in Funtington in the Hundred of Bos- 
ham, where he was assessed in the subsidy of 1610; in 1614 he and 
his wife Cicely conveyed by fine property in this parish. In 1609 
he acquired by fine from hi^ brother George Chatfield tw^o farms in 
South Mundham and Pagham; three years later he and his wife 
conveyed the same to Edward Rose. After about 1615 he appears 
to have resided at North Mundham, where he is mentioned in a land 
scot in 1633. The time and place of his death have not been learned. 
He married first, by licence of 3 Jan. 1592/3, as ''Richard Chat- 
feld Junior of Wyke [i.e., Rumboldswyke], gent." (being called 
Junior evidently to distinguish him from his uncle, Richard Chat- 
field), Anne ( ) Cowper, widow, who was buried in Chichester 

Cathedral or the Cathedral yard 2 Mar. 1602/3; and secondly, at 
St. Peter's the Great (a church within Chichester Cathedral), 6 June 
1603, by Hcence of 31 May 1603, Cicely Harrison, daughter of 
William of Chichester. 

* Chancery Proceedings, James I, Bundle C 28, no. 55. 

t This parish lies two miles south of Chichester and just north of South Mundham, 
which was then part of the parish of Pagham. 



1916] Genealogical Research in England 133 

Children by first wife: 
i. Anne, b. abt. 1593; mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Francis 

Chatfield, of 4 May 1594. 
ii. Richard, b. abt. 1594; bur. at St. Bartholomew's, Chichester, 26 Jan. 

1594/5. 
iii. Richard, b. abt. 1595; mentioned in the will of his great-imcle, George 

Chatfield, of 1 Feb. 1599/1600. 
iv. Jane, bapt. at St. Bartholomew's, Chichester, 1 May 1597; bur. 

there 21 Aug. 1598. 
V. A CHILD, bur. unbapt. at St. Bartholomew's, Chichester, 26 Apr. 1598» 

Children by second wife*: 

vi. Francis, bapt. at All Saints', Chichester, 8 Feb. 1617/18. 
vii. Helen, bapt. at North Mundham 25 Apr. 1619. 

7. Francis Chatfield (Francis, Richard, John, Thomas), of Rumbolds- 
wyke, Oving, Pagham, and Chichester, co. Sussex, the testator of 
1627, was born about 1564 and was buried in Chichester Cathedral 
22 May 1627. His name appears frequently after 1599 in the munic- 
ipal records of Chichester, and he was assessed in that city in the 
subsidy of 1610. 

He married at St. Andrew's, Chichester, 7 Oct. 1595, by licence 
dated 6 Oct. 1595, Mary Cawley, who was buried in the Cathedral 
at Chichester 23 June 1618, daughter of John of Chichester, alder- 
man. 

Children: 

i. John, of Groves in the parish of Oving, b. abt. 1598; living in 1642, 

being named in the will of his brother Francis; m. Eleanor 

(Newnham) Wood, dau. of Nicholas Newnham of the Isle of 

Wight and widow of George Wood, a master in chancery. John 

Chatfield entered the Chatfield pedigree in the Visitation of Sussex 

of 1633-4. 
ii. Katherine, bapt. in St. Peter's the Great, Chichester, 4 Jan. 1601/2 ; 

m. at Oving, 18 Dec. 1627, Thomas Comber. 
iii. Dorothy, b. abt. 1604; living in 1627, when she is named in her 

father's will.f 
iv. Mary, bapt. in St. Peter's the Great, Chichester, 30 Sept. 1606; 

living in 1642, when she is named in the will of her brother Francis; 

m. at Chichester, 15 Dec. 1628, by licence of 14 Dec. 1628, Thomas 

Chambers of Southampton, merchant. 
V. Cicely, b. abt. 1608; living in 1627, when she is named in her father's 

will.f 
vi. Anne, bapt. in St. Peter's the Great, Chichester, in 1609; living in 

1627, when she is named in her father's will.f 
vii. Alice, b. probably abt. 1611; living in 1627, when she is named in 

her father's will.f 
viii. Francis, of Chichester, the testator of 1642, b. probably abt. 1613; 

d. s.p. between 26 Apr. 1642 and 16 Sept. 1645. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. probably abt. 1615; m. before 1642, when she is named 

in the will of her brother Francis, ^ — Standen. 

X. Jane, bapt. in St. Peter's the Great, Chichester, 21 June 1618; living 

unm. in 1642, when she is named in the will of her brother Francis. 
xi. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1620; living in 1642, when he was a legatee 

in the will of his brother Francis. 



* 



Probably he had several children, whose names are unknown, born and baptized 
between 1603 and 1615 at Pagham, where he resided several years, the early registers 
of this parish being lost. 

f Of four of the daughters who are given in this list, namely, Dorothy, Cicely, 
Anne, and Alice, three were probably living and married in 1642; for their brother 
Francis, in his will of that year, mentions his sister Githens (also his brother John 
Gittens), his sister Hinkson, and his sister Violett, without, however, giving their 
Christian names. 



134 Genealogical Research in England [April 

8. George Chatfield (Francis, Richard, John, Thomas), of South Mund- 

ham in Pagham, co. Sussex, born about 1566, received by the will 
of his father in 1594 a share of the latter's goods and by the will of 
his uncle, George Chatfield, in 1599/1600 lands in Chichester, South 
Mundham in Pagham, and Oving, some of which he and his wife 
Margaret ahenated by fines in 1606 and 1609. He probably gave 
property to his children in his lifetime, as at his death at Pagham in 
1619 the inventory of his estate showed personal property of only 
£8. 8s. 4d., administration on his estate having been granted, 13 
Nov. 1619, to his widow Margaret. As he left no will, as no inquisi- 
tion post mortem was held on his estate, as the early registers and 
manor rolls of Pagham are lost, and as all other possible sources of 
information have been fruitlessly examined, positive proof has not 
been secured that Henry Chatfield who follows him in South Mund- 
ham in Pagham was his son; but the circumstantial evidence is such 
as to leave no reasonable doubt that this Henry was son and heir of 
George. 

He married, probably about 1588, Margaret , who joined 

with him in conveyances by fine in 1606 and 1609 and administered 
his estate in 1619. They may have had several children born in 
Pagham of whom no records exist, the early registers of that parish 
being lost. 

Children : 

11. i. Henry, b. probably at Pagham abt.1588. 

ii. Richard, b. perhaps abt. 1590; m. at All Saints', Chichester, 23 Feb. 

1613/14, Jane Bassett. 
iii. A CHILD, b. probably at Pagham in 1601; bur. at Oving 16 Oct. 1602. 
iv. Jane, bapt. at Oving 6 Jan. 1602/3. 

9. Thomas Chatfield (Francis, Richard, Johri, Thomas) was born prob- 

ably about 1568. He is named as of age and received a portion in 
goods by the will of his father in 1594, and he also received £50 by 
the will of his uncle, George Chatfield, in 1599/1600. Further 
knowledge of him has been found only in the Visitation of Sussex of 
1633^, which states that he married a Dutch woman, that he was 
then living in the Low Countries, and that he had the following 
Children : 

i. Thomas. 

ii. Henry.* 

iii. Anne. 

iv. Katherine. 

v. Thesma. 

10. William Chatfield (Francis, Richard, John, Thomas), of Oving, co. 
Sussex, born probably about 1576, received his portion of the goods 
of liis father by the latter's will in 1594 and a legacy of £50 by the 
will of his uncle, George Chatfield, in 1599/1600. He was an assessor 
for the Hundred of Box and Stockbridge, in which Oving is situated, 
in the subsidy of 1596-7. He resided on the ancestral farm of 
Groves in Oving, where his name appears on the Protestation Roll 
in Feb. 1641/2. He probably acquired Groves by deed from his 
brothers Francis and George, to whom it was left by the will of their 
uncle George in 1599/1600, who states that it had been conveyed to 
him by his father, Richard Chatfield. 

He married, about 1602, Sarah , who was buried at Oving 

12 Sept. 1642. 

* This Henry was probably born too late to be identical with the Henry of Pag- 
ham who has been given above as son of George (8) . 



1916] Genealogical Research in England 135 

Children, recorded at Oving: 

i. Francis, b. abt. 1603; bur. 29 Mar. 1607. 

ii. John, bapt. 6 Oct. 1605. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 21 Feb. 1607/8; bur. 23 May 1629. 

iv. William, bapt. 27 Mar. 1609; m. abt. 1639 Margaret , who 

was bur. at Oving 9 Aug. 1642; resided at Oving, where his name 
is on the Protestation Roll in Feb. 1641/2. Children, recorded at 
Oving: 1. William, bapt. 3 Nov. 1640; bur. 27 May 1644. 2. 
John, bapt. 9 Aug. 1642; bur. 19 Apr. 1645. 

V. Edward, bapt. 19 Aug. 1610; bur. 4 Aug. 1612. 

vi. Samuel, bapt. 20 Jan. 1611/12; bur. 7 Apr. 1614. 

vii. Richard, bapt. 6 Nov. 1614. 

viii. John, bapt. 1 Sept. 1617. 

ix. Sarah, bapt. 21 Jan. 1623/4. 

11. Henry Chatfield (George, Francis, Richard, John, Thomas), of South 
Mundham in the parish of Pagham and of North Mundham, co. 
Sussex, the testator of 1636/7, born probably about 1588, was buried 
at North Mundham 1 Feb. 1636/7. While, as stated above, positive 
proof has not been found that he was son of George of Pagham (8), 
as the latter left no will and the early registers as well as the manor 
rolls of Pagham are lost, yet the circumstantial evidence furnished 
by place, names, and elimination seems conclusive. In 1610 Henry 
Chatfield appears in a subsidy at Pagham, where it is known that his 
presumed father George, his presumed uncles Richard and Francis, 
and his presumed great-uncle George resided and possessed landed 
property for more than half a century. Henry named his eldest 
daughter Margaret, probably for his mother, and two of his sons 
George and Francis, the former evidently for his father and his 
great-uncle and the latter for his uncle and his grandfather. An 
exhaustive search among all the Chatfields of all Sussex in the six- 
teenth and first half of the seventeenth century has failed to disclose 
the names George and Francis except among the descendants of the 
armigerous landed branch founded by the Richard Chatfield (3) 
of Chichester who died in 1586. Furthermore, Henry Chatfield 
appears in subsidies at Pagham in 1610 and 1620-1, when he was 
still a young man, and therefore at his marriage he was probably 
well established by his father, who must have been a man of property, 
as George of Pagham certainly was. The will also of Henry Chat- 
field indicates that he was a man of substantial estate; and each of 
his sons, Francis, Thomas, and George, who emigrated to New Eng- 
land, is there styled "Mr.'' or "gentleman." Lastly, as it seems 
evident from the foregoing reasons that Henry Chatfield was de- 
scended from the Richard of Chichester who died in 1586, it seems 
also, by the process of elimination, that he cannot be placed in that 
branch of the family except as a son of George of Pagham (8). 

The subsidies show that Henry Chatfield resided at South Mund- 
ham in Pagham, but his will indicates that he had lands also in North 
Mundham. Doubtless most of his children were baptized at Pagham, 
the early registers of which are missing; but he also lived at North 
Mundham, where he was in the land scot in 1633 and where he was 
buried. 

The Protestation Roll of Feb. 1641/2 for the western half of Sussex, 
containing the names of all males eighteen years of age and upwards 
in each parish, is preserved in the House of Lords, and has been 
printed. While the names of the two sons-in-law of Henry Chat- 
field appear on the roll, the names of his sons Francis, Thomas, and 
George are not on it; they had gone to New England in 1639. 



V 



136 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Henry Chatfield married first, about 1610, , who died early 

in 1614; and secondly, probably late in 1614, Jane ( ) Wick- 
ham, widow (perhaps of George Wickham of Hunston), the testatrix 
of 1638/9, who was buried at North Mundham 17 Mar. 1638/9. 
It appears that she had by her first marriage at least one son and also 
two daughters, EUzabeth, wife of Edward Fowle, and Martha, wife 
of William Langrish. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Margaret, b. abt. 1610 arxd probably named for her paternal grand- 
mother; m. abt. 1629 George Norris of North Mundham, where 
he is inscribed on the Protestation Roll of Feb. 1641/2. He and 
their three eldest children are named in the will of her father in 
1636/7, but not in that of her stepmother in 1638/9. Children, 
bapt. at North Mundham: 1. George, bapt. 21 Mar. 1629/30. 
2. Annis, bapt. 10 Mar. 1632/3. 3. Joseph, bapt. 1 Jan. 1635/6. 
4. Henry, bapt. 14 Mar. 1640/1. 

ii. John, b. abt. 1612; received Is. by his father's will in 1636/7, and 
therefore was evidently then of age and already provided for; not 
mentioned in the will of his stepmother in 1638/9. 

iii. Henry, b. probably early in 1614; bur. in 1614 at North Mimdham. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Miriam, b. abt. 1615; m. at North Mundliam, 14 May 1633, Abel 
Ingram, who is inscribed at Pagham on the Protestation Roll of 
Feb. 1641/2. He is mentioned in the wills of both of her parents. 
Children, bapt. at North Mundham: 1. John, bapt. 2 Nov. 1634. 
2. Thomas, bapt. 28 Feb. 1635/6. 3. Isaax:, bapt. 16 Dec. 1637; 
bur. 21 Jan. 1638/9. 

V. Francis, bapt. at North Mundham between 24 Feb. 1616/17 and 
11 May 1617; d., probably unm., at Guilford, Conn., abt. 1647; 
named in the wills of both of his parents. He emigrated to New 
England in 1639 among the Kent and Sussex followers of Rev. 
Henry Whitfield, who founded and settled Guilford, Conn. He 
and his brothers were among the few early settlers of Guilford to 
whom the designations *'Mr." and "gentleman" were applied. 

vi. Sarah, b. perhaps in 1619; bur. at North Mundham 3 Apr. 1629. 

vii. Thomas, b. abt. 1621; d. at Easthampton, Long Island, before 1687; 
named in the wills of both of his parents; m. at New Haven in 
New England, abt. 1648, Anne Higginson, b. abt. 1627, dau. of 
Rev. Francis and Anne of Leicester, England, and Salem, Mass. 
He emigrated to New England in 1639, with his brothers, in Rev. 
Henry Whitfield's company, and settled at GuiKord, Conn. A 
few years later he went to New Haven, and about 1650 removed 
thence to Easthampton, Long Island. Children: 1. Anne, b. 
abt. 1649. 2. Cayt. Thomas, h. abt. 1652; d. 20 Mar. 1712/13; 

m. ; resided at Easthampton, where he was prominent in 

local affairs; had a son Thomas and other children, from whom 
have come numerous descendants. 3. John, b. abt. 1655; m. 
Mary ; resided at Easthampton; descendants not traced. 

viii. George, b. abt. 1624; d. at Killingworth, Conn., 9 June 1671; 
named in the -wills of both of his parents; m. (1) Sarah Bishop, 
who d. s.p. 20 Sept. 1657, dau. of John and Anne of Guilford, 
Coim.; m. (2) 29 Mar. 1659 Isabel Nettleton, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary of Milford, Conn. He emigrated to New England in 
1639 with his older brothers and settled at Guilford, Conn., re- 
moving thence abt. 1663 to KilHngworth, Conn. He was the 
ancestor of most of the American Chatfields. Children by second 
wife: 1. John, h. 8 Apr. 1661. 2. George, b. 18 Aug. 1668. 3. 
Mercy, b. 26 Apr. 1671. 

— Elizabeth French] 

[To be continued] 



1916] Diary of James Parker 137 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A.B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Continued from page 24] 

[1799, January] 

1 I Ivorys at dinner round the mill pond at evening at Vandue of said land of 
the widow Ivory's thirds I bid off a piece adjoining on s^ meddow & 
Cattecunemugg Brook about 10 or 12 acres the meddow not sold. 

4 I at home old M^^ Ivory at my house. 

8 Longley & T Rockwood at my house appraising my house and land &c 
about 3000. 

14 I at Sam" Davises at the vandue of Gar* I bought 2 Beds 6 puter plates 
& round table a chare &c paid the cash. 

17 Stephen Longley was Marr^ about sunset some company. f 

19 I took a deed of old M^^ Ivory of a piece of land west of the mill pond paid 
cash. 

23 I at Ivorys to see him set off & his Mother & f aimely to yorstate kingstaj 

25 Abijah Parker came to my house. 

[February] 

1 I at John Holdins Company at my house at Evening Bowes Wy§ & others. 

3 I at meeting \ day Booze preached. 

4 I at home all day Jam wrote a deed of C. 

5 Jam begun his school at Groton Daniel went to Carry him went to Penni- 
mans Brother Abijah & Phinehas came to my house Abijah stayed all 
night P went. 

6 Abijah sot off for home I gave him my gun for one he left with me 22 
years ago. 

14 I at John Holdins & Samp Wodses & round Nicholas Campbell & Mother 
& I. Fletcher moved off out of Shirley bag & baggage. 

16 I at Ivory Longley s I swaped away my yearling colt for a poor horse 
for Daniel. 

17 I at home not at meeting cold & Icy John Holdin & family run off 
last night. 

19 I at the mills, Ivory, Sam^i Davises the dancing school begun & on. 

20 Daniel sot off for Hanover at 9 o'clock last night Benja Egerton wife & 
children at my House Sam^i Hazen & wife & T. Whitney. 

23 Henrietta went to S. Hazens. 

25 Jam went back to his school Groton I went to ye store I had a discourse 

with Nicholas Whitney in about his abusing David in his school Nabbey 

David & Lydia begun their Dancing at Samuel Davises I went to Col^ 

Haskells. 
28 I went to ye Mills Carried John Robbins some timber & fetched home a 

round table he had been fixing I took home my one eyed heffer from 

Ephraim Warrens. 

[March] 

4 March meeting very cold the old selectmen meeting went on very slick 
Solomon Russell Constable Jam & Stone stayed at my house all night. 

* Gerrish. 

t See entry for 30 Dec. 1798, with footnote. 

i Kingston, N. Y. 

I Bowes Whitney. 



138 Diary of James Parker [April 

6 I & my wife & Henne Mr Whiteney & Tho^ went to Mr Pennimans at 
Harvard returned home in 50 minutes. 

8 I at home Col® Haskell & Paul Willard at my house I gave a Deed & took 
the Cash. 

12 I went to Israel Willards got my boots I put my young folks to Abel 
Longleys at evening. 

13 Jam came home left his school & finished. 

14 I at the store & a number of others meet for a vandue of garrishes but it 
was settled without. 

19 1 bought John Holdin House & Land of Cap<> T. Whitney I paid him cash 
all off. 

21 I went to Smith barn sold T Harkness scaffoU hay. 

26 I at home Daniel Harris at my house brought me 6 silver spoons. 

27 Old M^'s Patterson at my house drawing bed quilt. 

[April] 

3 I at the north end let my Holdin house to E Parker. 

9 at night I at the Dancing school and paid the master off. 

10 Isaac Stone sent home my cow. 

23 Stephen Longley took Rhoda off the North End* Sam^i Chase helped 
move Jam & John helped Thos Hazen move his barn. 

26 I at work at Wilson farm & round at Vandue at Whitneys. of Cap* Pratts 
tools I bid off an anvil. 

30 Little Bailey moved to Groton at my Mothers house took dinner with 
me. 

[May] 

6 I at May meeting voted to raise 600 D I asked for to have a rode 
Discontinued. 

[June] 

13 I worked at the dreen by the meeting house & Cap* Whitneys & about 
40 more Francis Harris laying wall for me below Dickinsons by the rode. 
16 T W & Hina f published first time. 

20 I helped F Harris raise his Uttle house. 

29 I worked at the highways by the meeting house at the dreen Jam David 
John & Moody with 4 oxen & card tools. 

30 I at meeting went & pooled Rhoda a Tooth. 

[July] 

1 I at Groton took a writ for Henry Chandler for trespass. 

6 I went to Worcester after Judge Linclon for Jonas Livermore. 

7 I at meeting Thomas Whiteney was Married| at my house Mr Whitney 
& all his familey & my own familey Joseph Lock W™ Little & Betsy 
dwight &c. 

8 Capt Whiteney moved his wife home from my house Reuben Swear came 
to work for me Rob Foster sent me seven thousand of shingles. 

[August] 

3 McKinzey§ making me a coat. 

5 I went to Pepperell had a Cort with Henry Chandler the case went in my 

favour I had Jam Sam'i Hazen E. Longley & Wm Longley Jr for evi- 

dances. 
10 Jam & David went to Smith farm to mow Ehsha Parker. 

• They moved to the house on Longley Road, Shirley, on the site now occupied by 
the house of Howard Hatch, Esq. 

t Thomas Whitney and Henrietta Parker, daughter of the diarist. 

i Thomas Whitney married Henrietta Parker, daughter of the diarist. Vide supra. 

§ Roderick McKenzy, a Scotch-Irishman. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 139 

15 I carted in some Pattipod for dung. 

22 I at the arbatration of Jonas Livirmore & Wallis Little great number of 

People. 
31 Daniel came home from Dartmouth. 

[September] 

9 I overtook Joel Barrett he came home with me stayed all night. 

17 Kallcy Impounded my four sheep. 

21 I at Vandue of my own sheep John Kallcy Impounded & sold to Reuben 
Hartwell 4 Doll 25 cents after keeping them in pound 5 days 4 I went to 
Capt Crockers in ye afternoon to look at his farm & round. 

24 Ensign Jonas Longley dyed at night. 

26 I at the funeral of Mr Jonas Longley I attended as a Barer had supper 
at night. 

28 Daniel set off for Hanover Colidge ' rode a mair for one fiske, left his 
own. 

[October] 

3 I at Harvard Muster Still River. 

4 I Sold Henry Farwell a horse took a clock & side of leather. 

7 I went to Groton to Deacon SamU Lawrence on a trial of Wallis Little 
sewing me no action brought forward M'^ Whitney went with me as an 
evidence. 

15 Kallcy put up two posts before my door I took them down in the 
afternoon. 

16 I dug my potatoes at Holdin farm. 

18 Jam & Lock shingleing on Campball Barn. 

26 Jam & Butler shingling his barn. 

29 Kallcy took away the gate by his house and put up bars. 

[November] 

2 I at Pratts in Shabbykin. 

4 I at Smith lot after Cabbages the Lybra* meeting Chose officers H. 

Patterson & Andrew Dunn had a dispute about a horse. 
6 at night went to the store had a marrow supper & stayed late. 
16 I went to Groton had a tryal with Wallis Little before Esq^^ Lawrence. 

I gave M Whitney a new bridle for his going with me to Groton as an 

Evidence on Little matter. f 
28 Thanksgiving Hazen Whitney Longley & their wives at my house all 

night. Thanksgiving Kallcy kept up the bars by his house all day.f 

[December] 

2 I at Lunenburgh at the widow Scotts vendue I bought Bellos & trap 
tongs & some other articles paid the cash off. 

3 I at Lunenburg at ye same vendue I bought 6 Books & Ivory Slate & 
paid. 

8 I at meeting Chose some diligates to go to Bowes Whitneys ordanation 
and chose the 2 deacons to go to Townsend. 

9 was town meeting I asked the Town wether they ment I should be shut 
up & have no pass out no vote on it. 

14 Agreed with H Chandler to leave our matters out to Col® Write. 

25 John Newell went down & I at Samii Hazens at night. 

27 at evening I at Sam" Davises in order to see about the school Chose a 
Committee I swaped away my old watch with McKinzey I owned it 
about 20 years I had a little one of him. 

* I.e., Library. 

t This sentence is wTitten on the margin. 



140 Diary of James Parker [April 

[1800, January] 

1 I went to Townsend ordanation Cap* Whitney rode with me & wife & 
Nabby we supt at Petts & came home. 

3 I had all my children together at night. 

20 Jam begun his school at the South End of Shirley John Robbins married 

R. Parker. 
23 I at Stephen Longleys at dinner & others at evening at Nathan Adamses 

Mr P Whitney Deacon Brown Moses Jennerson Capt Whit^ & our wives 

had a fine supper. 

30 I at ye store took an obhgation of Isaac Spaldin in the store. 

[February] 

5 I at the store Company at my house in the eveniag Abel Tarbell Brook 
my looking Glass. 

12 I at the Store John Ivory & Nick Campbell went home. 

16 I at meeting a proclamation to keep a day on the account of General 
Washingtons death. 

22 I at Groton at a great posesion of the appointment of Congress of the 
funeral of General Washington &c As many as 600 persons there about 
20 slays from Shirley. 

23 Mr Whitney preached an oration sermon on the account &c. 

28 I at Ezekiel Longleys & W™ summoned them to appear at Davises an 
arbatration between Chandler & I. 

[March] 

4 I had an arbatration with Henry Chandler at Sam^^ Davises befor Col° 
Wright a great number of Evidences then all brook up & went home. 

6 I went to the Vendue of the Widow Smith* farm KaUcy bid it off a 450 
Dollars &c. 

10 I at Ivory Longley Vandue. 

13 I at Groton at a Cort at Halls a horse thief. 

22 I at ye store I left a request with J Longley conserning 2 rodes one to 
be altered the other to be 

31 in ye afternoon I met the Selectmen at Campbell farm in order to alter 
the rode leading to Chandlers so on home by Kallcys &c. 

[April] 

1 I at North End & Daniel set off for Hanover with my Keazer Colt or young 
mair &c in ye afternoon was training to Chuse Officers Majo'^ Tho^ 
Lawrence attended as Moderator James Parker ye Chosen Capt, Nathanel 
Livirmore Lieutenant, Stephen Longley Ensign, & they had a fine drill & 
some got fixed. 

10 I at the moving Israel Longley barn. 

15 I helped Elisha Dodge Diging part of ye day a number of hands I at 
Cap* Whitneys his wife sent out Poorly all day Doct^ Haskell there 
& others. 

17 I at the Store Esq^ Whitneys wife got to bed about 3 or 4 of the clock 
this morning with a fine boy or son. 

22 agreed with Kallcy to make some fence from my house to his. 

26 I sot some fence between my house & Kallcys to fence out a rode J way 

[May] 

1 I finished the fence between my house & Kallcys house. 

6 I at training the troop met at Shirley. 

7 I at Campbell farm met Chandler to settle about the fence Jam sot by 
the rode Nathan Willard Abijah White brought in I should plough 
3 or 4 forrows & the fence should stand and that was to settle that dispute. 

* The widow of Ezra Smith, whose farm lay along Mulpus Brook. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 141 

10 Hazard* moved into my shop. 

12 I at Town Meeting some dispute about rodes. 

16 I carried him potatoes seed corn & Bords. 

17 in afternoon John Egerton & Ivory Wilds Came to prize ye Dammage 
for flowing my land not settled the matter. 

30 I worked at the rode with my oxen & cart David, Moodey, & John by 
my house & on the rode by the old pound & Jam & Calven went 

[June] 

7 I took a swarm of Bees of old Simon Holdin. 

8 I at meeting at the funeral of Wilsons wife. 

12 Ehsha Dodge raised his house I did not go. 

13 I at the funeral of Mr Livirmore. 

25 I mowed at Wilson farm Hazen & David mowed. 

[July] 
6 I at meeting I at the funeral of Simon Daby. 
8 David went to Groton exhibition. 
12 I was reaping with 5 hands viz Daniel Harris Jam Bennett Daniel 

Francis Hazard & Mills. 
22 I had 8 loads of the greatest rye ever I had or ever I saw. 

[August] 

5 I sent on 37 bushels of rye to Salem by Cap* Sam'i Hazen. 

18 I let my Smith house to Hoar & Proctor. 

24 I at home no Preaching Mr Whitney gone to Dartmouth ColUdge. 

27 I went to Concord Muster a great Parade. 

30 I at Lunenburgh as an Evidence in a matter between Wallis Little & 
Thos Legot &c. Daniel came home from Dartmouth Colidge. 

[September] 

6 McKinzey maken Daniel a Coat & Trowsers at my house. 

15 I at PhiUppses one Phelps came & took him and his Horse as a thief 
carried him off to Lunenburgh. 

17 I went to Groton to my Mothers & round. 

22 I sent the boys to Groton to pick apples at their Grandmothers. 

24 Daniel set off for Hanover. 

25 I ploughed grass land south of my house next to Egertons. 

28 David Livirmore was Marred &c.t 

30 I went to Lancaster Muster Jam Whitney Hazen & others went old 
Sprague | Lay dead returned home in the evening. 

[October] 

1 I at home Jacob Phelps whoped my barrels. 

17 went at evening went to Esq'^ Whitneys at evening eat rost turkey &c. 
20 I at Lunenburg training a great day. 

24 I at Cap* Whitneys had a good supper. 

[November] 

4 I at Townsend took a deed of Eph°^ Warren of some land at hazens & 
gave Naby 25 Dollars to go to Boston Hazen & wife went. 

5 I sold my Bool to Benj^ Daby. 

16 we hear good news from France Treaty settled. 

18 I went to D Harrises see his hay took off by Sam" Kilburn afternoon 
I went to Philipses Vendue I bought a number of articles. 

* Thomas Hazard, a negro. 

t He married Lucinda Kelsey, daughter of the John "Kallcy" so often mentioned. 

X Samuel Sprague. 



142 Diary of James Parker [April 

24 I at Jonas Parkers Shooting. 

25 I at the funeral of Graney P Holden.* 

[December] 

1 I at Leominster to settle matters for Daniel Harres. 

7 Daniel came home from CoUdge with Mr Easty in ye evening. 

8 David and Moody weare enocklated for the kin pox by Eastman Daniel 
Parker about one o'clock they went to Harvard. 

14 Daniel & Eastman went to Harvard to begin their schools. 

15 I at Duns at Campbells farm & round. 

16 I & Jam at evening put matter on our Arms in the Thine line or 
Cowpox. 

19 I got Dodge to Shewing my oxen. 

[1801, January] 

7 I at an arbatration at Longleys between Moses Ritter & Jacob Hartwell. 

19 McKinzey at my house making Daniel a great Coat. 

20 Jam went to Harvard David & Moody at school. 

28 Naby & S Longley went to Lancaster to Benj^ Egertons. 
30 I fetched Hen^ & her boy to my house at night I and my wife went 
Jonas Parkers at evening a number there to supper. 

[February] 

2 Nicholas Campbell & Ivory Wildes at my house all day I settled with 
them. 

4 Jam gone to Boston for Esq'^ Whitney. 

5 I at Ivory Wildses at Nathan Willards got a weght for mj^ clock on 
Daniel Harrises act at night I paid I Wilds & Nich Campbell off in cash 
gold silver & paper 170 Dollars. 

21 Daniel finished his school at Harvard Jam went after him. 

26 Daniel set off for Hanover with the Colt & Slay he brought down. 

[March] 

2 I at Town Meeting I was Drawn Grand Juriman I was Chosen fish 
Reef. 

4 I at Rev M"^ Adams funeral. 

6 I at D Harrises had a peice of silk. 

10 I on the new rode from Peabodys to Boobrook f 4 Jobbs let out which 
was for about 62 d. 

20 I sot off for Concord went to Longleys bridge Co[u]ld not pass the 
water so high I returned home J. Jackson at my house a great flood. 

23 I went to the river with Jackson w^e could not pass came back by 
my south farm. 

24 went to Groton to see my Mother she very sick Jackson went home. 

25 I went to help Ivory Longley draw his shop for W"^ a house. 

[AprH] 

3 I ploughed some helped Kallcy raise a shed. 

4 I at the funeral of Nancy Holden, at the store & round &c. 

9 was fast I at meeting cold day Esq^ Whitney at my house & wife. 

11 David & Moody helped Levi F^ t move Warren old house. 

19 I at meeting L* Petts at my house I had the ague in my face badly &c. 
28 I finished setting hops I sot out 4:500 in the whole I sot this year. 
30 I at Coopers got my mair shod warm &c David Kilbarn came to 
my house & Curtis and Turner to see about a cow &c. 

* Probably Lucy (Walker) Holden, wife of Philemon, 
t Now the east end of Leominster Road. 
t Famsworth. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 143 

[May] 

8 I killed a calf Eastman at my house &c I sent some things to Daniel & 
cash &c. 

Ill was planting corn next to Pages in ye afternoo" I went to Town meet- 
ing and Librayan meeting. 
17 I at meeting Mr Thare Preached a fine sermon. 

19 I sot off to Concord cort as grand Juryman some rain I was sworn we 
had a number of complaints brought before us &c. 

20 I at concord attending cort a fine day Jam went to Boston with flower 
for me and himself and Hazen &c. 

21 we ware dismissed I came home by Wes^ a fine shower a good deal of 
Buiseness &c. 

22 I round by Daniel Harrises & round. 

26 John & David worked at the road & I & Moody | day in Tophet new 
road.* 

27 Election I planted some white beans. Afternoon I at the store a 
great Number to drink punch & gallop round. 

[June] 

3 I went to Harvard ordination of M"* Bemas I went to Mr Penemans to 
supper and so home. 

6 a great frost this night killed Corn Beans potatoes &c. 

9 Esq"" Lawrence of Linesborough came to pay me a visit & others &c. 

28 I and my wife went to Father Willards no preaching in Shirley no[r] 
where I was. 

[July] 

4 I finished mowing at Wilson farm and carted a lode into Parker Barn I 
went to Harvard & round Great Independence Groton Thad Bailey 
hurt. 

19 Daniel came home from CoUedge. 

[August] 

5 M'^ Merrill at my house over night went on to Worcester & Daniel to 
Lancaster. 

9 I at meeting Smiley preached. 

12 Daniel set off to Darth Colledge with 3 horses to tak[e] his doane [?]t I 

drawing stone between W Bartlett 
17 at night I at Coudry cort vilge.J 
24 I went to training in ye afternoon chose Stephen Longley Lieut, Thomas 

Hazen Ensign, H Chandler & Daniel Kallcy put under guard. 

26 I w^ent to Perrin and Shakers Court Held at the meeting house great 
many people attended s^ Cort. § 

27 I at cort in ye afternoon I at the funeral of old M^ Pratt Dyed j'es- 
terday. 

[September] 

G Daniel went to Lancaster to begin his school. 

7 I at Town meeting to see about Walkers rode &c. Chose Wallis Little. 
12 I got my mair shod at Coopers in ye afternoon Deacon Josiah Wiilard 

and Ivory Wildes came to aprize the damage for flowing. 
15 I went to fitchburgh with Mr Whiting on a Counsel of a member that 
ware cut off of the privileges Communication from Mr Worcesters church 
I stayed 2 nights 3 days. 

* Leominster Road, 
t ? to take him down, 
t At Cowdrey Court at the Village. 

§ This was a famous local case. Charles Perrin and some others attempted to break 
up the Shaker community. 



144 Diary of James Parker [April 

22 I at trooping & training at Jonas Page put out Nathan Smiths eye 
fighting &c. 

29 in ye afternoon training viewing arms &c. 

30 I took the stone out of my spring & stoned it again. 

[October] 

2 I went to Groton my Mothers. 

9 I made Cyder at Capt Hazens Jr. 

11 no preaching at Shirley Jam & Abigail sot off to go to Harvard she 
fell from her Horse and was taken up Dead. 

12 I went to the Burying yard Chose a place for the Grave with Jennerson. 

13 my Daughter was Buryed a great number of people at the funeral. 

14 I about home did but httle. 

17 I worked at the highway by Bow Brook David, Moody, & John 4 oxen. 

18 I at meeting my whole family except John. 

23 I fetched home a load of hay from Smith farm out of the old barn. 

24 I went to Coudreys after to Smith farm after a load of hay & to stop W^ 
Gowing from taking it thence to Groton I sumoned W Day to Cort paid 
him one Dollar fifteen Cents & home. 

27 I at Col Haskells & round. 

29 I at Nathaniel Days Gave him 5 Dollars to go to Cort. 

31 I worked at the county rode at Tophet swamp David & John four 
oxen & cart I found whoop poles out on my land wes[t] of the mill pond 
out by Jonas Parker &c. 

[November] 

2 I pooled down part of my old house where Mckinzey fives. 

3 Lock helped me hew 2 sils & fix. 

4 Lock worked puting them in &c. 

5 I underpined them fixing &c. 

12 I went to the Shaker Cort at Whitneys &c. 

13 I worked at my M^Kinzey house. 

14 Daniel came home from Lancaster. 

17 Jam & John Egerton sot off to the Virginoisee Country. 

23 I mended some fence Twing came to by Jams farm. 

24 I got 650 Brick of Jonas Parker for M^Kinzey, carried a load clay. 
26 was thanksgiving I at meeting a Number at my house to supper. 

28 I at work at my Parker House I went to Eb^ Smiths & round. 

30 Ebenezer Smith & Boy came to work on my chimney at M^Kinzeys 
worked chief of two days there and finished it off &c. came to my house 
& begun to work on mine at my house ye 2 day. 

[December] 

2 Smith finished & went home. 

3 I at the meeting house to hear the musick had a contrabution got 44^ $. 
24 the school Class met at Ivory Longleys to see about the school & Master 

I was moderator of the meeting. 

29 Daniel Came home finished his school in Lancaster. 

311 went to James Barn winowed up nine bushels of rye David & I Daniel 
went to Lancaster to his study. 

[1802, January] 

1 a fine clear pleasant day I round at M°Kinzeys & round my farm Henne 
& Rhoda at my house I at the Store David & Moody at school. 

4 I at Town meeting to see about Frosts Bridge. 
7 I went to Leominster after Newspapers. 

10 I at meeting Cold Vina Longley published* I had a summons from T 
Whitney. 

* Lavina Longley was married 31 Jan. 1802 to Abel Tarbell of Groton. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 145 

11 Lybrarian meeting at the Store &c. 

13 David & Moody at school to Andrew Dunn. 

22 I went to Coopers got my mair shod with my slay very icy at Van- 
due of Silas Hores Matters at Ivory Longleys I bought 3 shaves 1 
hammer &c. 

25 I at Coopers Vandue his shop bought old iron & a number of other 
articles I bought an old Brass kittle and an old slead of M''^ Pratts. 

28 I went to Groton Carried my mothers some Nisseries. 

[February] 

2 I gave Lovey or Hazen a Heiffer with calf. John took her there. 

8 I at Sam'i Hazens at evening & others we had a good entertainment. 

10 Company at my house Daniel & others &c Hazen Stephen Sam'i 

Dickinson & wives. 
24 Samuel Hazen had a Daughter Bom about 9 o'clock I went too s^ Hazens 

cold & bad stui'ing. 

[March] 

1 I went to March meeting the snow as deep as ever I knew people went 
on snow shoes made of Boards or any way they co[u]ld no prayer at the 
opening. 

2 we brook out to the mills with my team very bad no track before. 

3 we brook out to the meeting house very bad no sunshine for 7 days 
dull meloncoly time. 

4 boys at school Lucy Kallcy* moved off to Keen. 

7 Jam came home from the virginasees Country & Docf Zadock Parker 
with him at 11 o'clock. 

9 Jam & the Doct'^ went fishing. 

10 I at the funeral of Nancy Harkness Peter Perham & others had a Cort 
at the Longleys with the Shakers about the meeting house. 

13 I at the funeral of M^^ Patterson H^ widows. 

[April] 

6 I at Ivory Longleys vendue of Hores matters I bought hand saw tea 
kittle wheal &c. 

7 I at Groton was a great Cort Peter Gilson &c Wodses wife. 

[May] 
27 I helped Jam some, at Hazens at Dinner. 

[June] 

15 Lock helped me I begun on my hop house to fraim. 

22 I went to the raising of Shabbeykin Bridge. 

30 I at Lecture Mr Bemas preached to the young people a full meeting 
as ever I saw. 

[July] 

5 I went on to Boston at 3 o'clock I saw independance all about Too[n]. 

8 M^Kinzey at my house work for David. 
21 I went to the funeral of Jo^ Farn^.f 

[August] 

8 I at meeting Esq' Whitney had a fine Son born about 2 o'clock this morn 
all well. 

23 I raised my hop house I had Lock & others a fine hot day as ever Bol- 
tons Tim & Ned helped me chop coal wood.t 

24 Boltons sot my pitt I worked on my hop house Boltons went of. 

* She had been married 21 Feb. 1802 to SUas Dickerson of Keene, N. H. 

t Jonathan Farnsworth. 

X I.e., charcoal, for drying hops. 



146 Diary of James Parker [April 

27 Tim Bolton sot my Colpit on fire. 

30 I worked on my hop house Aaron Lyon helped me shingle & Jo Robins 
h day. 

[September] 

2 I worked on my hop house & others Boltons Ned & T each drawed my 

coal. 
6 in ye afternoon Was training the Musick at dinner at my house. 

10 I had 12 in the hop works. 

13 I tending hop kiln and 14 hands picking I had Ned & T Bolton to cut 
stalks I sold them a yoke of 3^ cattle. 

15 I finished picking hops sent off all my hands except Janney & her 2 
girls.* 

16 I sent Janey & 2 girls home by John in ye afternoon. 

17 to Smith farm with 5 hands to pick hops Jonas Adams picked some. 

18 I bought 100 hills of Moses Ritter went with 7 hands and picked them 
Mills and Joel Kallcy it was training day. 

30 hops in great demand at six cents pr pound thousands bought and sold 
this day hops the greatest Trafack. 

[October] 

1 I at Harvard sold William Davis 3j acres of land I had of J Weather- 
bee he gave the Deed. 

11 Moody Begun School at Groton Academy 

12 Tim & Ned Bolton begun to lay wall round my orchard on Wilson farm. 

13 I dug & drawed stone at my pasture between John Kallcy J^ & mine. 

19 I rode to Boston Jam & David and T Hazen coming on with the hops 
& I stayed at Charlestown next day. 

20 I rode to Salem settled with C Harrington sold our hops back to 
Menotomy met Jam David & Hazen at Devenports stayed all night. 

21 Came home. 

23 Jennerson Moved out of Town and all his family. 

[November] 

8 I at Vandue at Whitneys of Meriam articles. 

10 I was making wall at Wilson farm by Jonas Livirmores house by the 

rode Jonas Jennerson and Jenkins Tim & Ned Bolton at work round 

my orchard laying wall. 
13 T dug & drawed stone Ned Bolton & Jack Henery Layd wall for me. 
20 at Jonas Livirmores looking at his farm left out to Dea Brown Abel 

Moor and Ste° Hildreth they aprised it at 1010$ I paid them & did not 

stand. 

23 I went to Groton after my mother David drove the team & fetched her 
goods W°^ Egerton went with shase to fetch her. 

24 I sold W"^ & Ed Bolton my Bool I went & killed him. 

[December] 

8 Whitney atached Jonas Adams furniture &c. 

10 I had some articles of s^ Adams let him have some cash to help himself. 

Ill fetched my young cattle home from McKinzeys. 

16 was as cold as ever I saw I at Town meeting adjourned to Whitneys 

voted in the new rode. 
20 my good old father Willard we hear Dyed a little after sunrise I did 

not hear of it till Wednesday morning. 

22 I and my wife at the funeral of Father Willard. 
29 I at Groton at the old house & round. 

(To be continued] 

* Negroes. 





TRINITY CHURCH, NEWPORT, R. 



1916] Bells of Trinity Church, Newport, R,I, 147 

BELLS OF TRINITY CHURCH, NEWPORT, R. L 

By Arthur Howard Nichols, A.B., M.D., of Boston, Mass. 

Seven bells have been hung at different times in the steeple of 
Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., including the original small bell, 
now preserved as a relic, and the one now in use. 

First Bell 

In the year 1702, four years after the organization of the Society, 
when the edifice had been completed and furnished with pews, 
arrangements were made for building the steeple. It was then that 
the original small bell, weighing about 125 pounds, and 19 inches in 
height, was obtained from England, possibly through the agency of 
the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, which had in other 
ways been helpful to this parish. No mention of this bell, however, 
has been found in the church records. It bears the date, 1702, 
beneath the crown, and a broad arrow on the middle of the waist. 
The cannons, or loops above the crown, appendages which have 
recently been discarded as useless by all founders, are of the prolonged 
type in use at that period. It has been surmised that the broad arrow 
indicated the gift of royalty, but it is more likely to be the trade 
stamp, or device, of the Bilbies. This firm established a foundry 
in 1698 at Chew-Stoke, a village of Somersetshire, and in the eight- 
eenth century opened a branch establishment at Cullompton, co. 
Devon, which lasted until 1813. In the custody of the Bostonian 
Society is preserved a bell imported for the old Court House, built in 
1773 on School Street. It is inscribed in Arabic capitals: '*T. B. 
1774," with the broad arrow beneath. It is almost certain that this 
bell was made by Thomas Bilbie, Jr., who was connected with the 
above-mentioned foundry from 1754 to 1790. Bilbie bells are most 
numerous in Somersetshire, where at Wells, for example, is a tuneful 
ring of ten in the massive tower of St. Cuthbert. 

This first bell, after its displacement in 1709, was used as a school 
bell in the cupola of the building now occupied by the Shiloh Baptist 
Society. On 2 June 1845, by vote of the vestry of Trinity Church, it 
was given to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Middletown, R. I., whence 
it was again removed to give place to a larger bell, the gift of Ruth Ann 
Hall of Bristol, R. I. Restored to its original owners in 1901 by 
James R. Chase, senior warden of the Chapel, it was assigned to a 
lumber room and virtually forgotten until brought to light in 1913 by 
the present rector, Rev. Stanley C. Hughes. 

Second Bell 

The original light bell, more appropriate for a factory or engine 
house, was succeeded in 1709 by another weighing 800 pounds, the 
gift of Queen Anne, who was persuaded later to send a small library 
and other valuable gifts to the Society. Although with reasonable 
care this royal gift should have had a fife of centuries, towards the 
end of the year 1739 it was cracked; and its destruction is to be 
especially deplored for the reason that bells cast during the first half 

VOL. LXX. 10 



148 Bells of Trinity Church, Newport, R, 7. [April 

of the eighteenth century, being composed of more sonorous metal 
than the product of modern mines, excelled in purity of tone and 
carrying power. Indeed, the records of the Society bear witness to 
the superiority of this instrument, which was said to be '^ prized not 
only by the congregation, but by the whole town/^ 

Third Bell 

On 17 July 1740 it was voted to ship the condemned bell to Eng- 
land, the proceeds of its sale to be applied with other money to 
be raised by subscription towards the purchase of a new bell of about 
1000 pounds in weight. Raised to the tower in the summer of 1741, 
this third bell did service for sixty-three years, becoming cracked in 
Apr. 1804. Of its quahty no report has been handed down. 

FouBTH Bell 

At the beginning of the nineteenth century the art of bell founding 
was in its infancy in America, and the crude, unhomogeneous castings 
of that period resulted generally in fragile instruments of harsh, 
shrill sound, some specimens of which are still extant. Notwith- 
standing the difference between castings at that date of domestic and 
foreign manufacture, the conmiittee accepted in June 1804 a bid of 
Fenno & Crocker of Hartford, Conn., for a bell of 1200 pounds, with 
the stipulation that the work of casting should be entrusted to a Mr. 
Doolittle, ^*who had a good reputation in that line," and that the old 
bell should be incorporated in the new amalgam. When installed, 
4 Sept. 1804, it was voted 'Hhat the sexton ring her as usual at sun- 
rise, one of the clock, p.m., and at nine in the evening: and that he 
be permitted to raise money by a general subscription to reward him 
for doing the same.'' As to the qualifications of the artisan, Mr. 
Doolittle, it is perhaps significant that this fourth bell became 
cracked in November of the same year. 

Fifth Bell 

At a meeting of the congregation, held 3 Mar. 1805, it was made 
known that a contract had been executed with Messrs. Fenton 
& Cochran of New Haven, Conn., to cast a bell of the same weight as 
the old one of entirely new materials, they agreeing to receive the one 
cast at Hartford as payment in part. This new bell, weighing 1375 
pounds, was the one hundred and fifteenth that had been cast in the 
same foundry during a period of ten years. A later entry throws 
light upon the quality of this bell: 

"When delivered it was noted that the fused metal had shrunk when 
cooling in the upper part of the crown, and there were blotches on the rim ; 
but as there was nothing objectionable in the sound the bell was accepted.'' 

Although it is probable that similar defects conducive to fragility 
and inharmonic sounds existed in the inner structure of this bell 
and should have caused its rejection, it was nevertheless not 
cracked until the latter part of the year 1842. 

Sixth Bell 

On 7 Mar. 1843 the senior warden reported the cost of the new bell, 
including hangings, to be $234.13, of which $212.90 was raised by 



1916] Bells of Trinity Church, Newport, R, I. 149 

subscriptions and the balance was drawn from the treasurer. Its 
weight was 1876 pounds. Meeting the fate of its predecessors, it was 
cracked in 1876. 

Seventh Bell 

The present bell, into the amalgam of which the metal of the sixth 
bell entered, *'outof deference to Dr. King and others," was cast by 
Mencely & Company of West Troy (now of WatervHet), N. Y. It 
weighs 3450 pounds, is of deep, mellow tone, and bears the following 
inscriptions, one on each waist: 

Vivos voco ; mortuos plango. 
When I do ring, God's praises sing. 
When I do toule, pray heart and soule. 

The Gift of Queen Anne to Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., 1709. 
Recast in 1843. Recast and doubled in weight, 1876. 

Inasmuch as this seventh bell weighs more than four times that 
given by Queen Anne and contains no portion of its metal, the above 
inscription is of questionable propriety. It may be said, however, in 
explanation, that inscriptions on old bells are sometimes reproduced 
as a matter of sentiment on modern instruments with which they may 
have a certain relation. Thus, on three bells of the English peal placed 
in 1912 in the Memorial Tower at Hingham, Mass., are repeated the 
identical inscriptions brazed on the bells of St. Andrew's at Hingham, 
CO. Norfolk, Eng., the old home of many of the pioneers of the Massa- 
chusetts settlement. 

Comparison with other old bells bearing authentic dates indicates 
that the bell of 1702 is one of the few of that period which have escaped 
the mismanagement of a careless sexton. When tracing the his- 
tory of the bells cast by Revere & Son the writer learned that while 
fifty were broken, presumably by faulty handhng, no less than thirty- 
nine disappeared when the church edifice was destroyed by fire, attri- 
buted almost invariably to an overheated stove or furnace. 

The original bells of Trinity Church, New York City, cast about 
the year 1700, are said to have been the gift of Queen Anne. Of these, 
three were transferred to Trinity Chapel and a fourth is still in use in 
St. Paul's. Of the peal of bells now suspended in Trinity steeple, five 
remain of those imported in the year 1797 from the Whitechapei 
foundry, London, and one bears a date prior to the Revolution. 
Another bell, given to this society by the Bishop of London, was cast 
in 1704 and now hangs in St. Augustine's steeple. In the steeple of 
the Dutch Reformed Church, Fifth Avenue, is a bell cast at Amster- 
dam in the year 1731 and removed from the old church on Nassau 
Street, a legacy from the will of Col. Abram de Peyser. Preserved in 
the Washington Headquarters at Newburg, N. Y., is a bell of 25 
pounds, cast at Amsterdam in the year 1716, and given in 1719 to the 
first settlers of Newburg, who loaned it temporarily to the Lutheran 
Society in New York, until a church was built by the pioneers in 1733. 
It is probable that the oldest English bell remaining in this country is 
that in the Court House at Barnstable, Mass. It is inscribed: *'Si 
Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos. 1675," and was the gift of the widow 
of Peter Adolph of New York to the First Parish Church, Sandwich, 



150 Records by Rev. John Smith, D.D. [April 

Mass., in gratitude to the people of that town for recovering the body 
of her husband, who had been drowned in a wreck off the shore. 
After the sale of this church the bell came into possession of the 
County Court House. Although this building was totally destroyed 
by fire in 1827, the belfry tipped forward in such a way as to bring the 
bell to the ground uninj ured . Raised to the cupola of the present Court 
House in 1833, it was cracked by blows from a blacksmith's hammer, 
4 July 1872. 



RECORDS BY REV. JOHN SMITH, D.D., 
OF HANOVER, N. H. 

Communicated by William Sohiek Bryant, A.M., M.D., of New York City 

The writer of the following records. Rev. John Smith, D.D., was 
graduated at Dartmouth College in 1773 and was well-known as a 
clergyman and as a member of the Dartmouth faculty, serving the 
College in various capacities from his graduation until his death at 
Hanover, N. H., on 30 Apr. 1809. A brief biography of him may be 
found in Chapman's "Alumni of Dartmouth College." 

The records which are given below are written on small sheets of 
paper, so fastened together as to make a little book of twenty pages, 
each page measuring 4 by 6 inches. This book is now in the possession 
of Miss Sarah Bryant Fay of Boston, Mass. The entries begin on 
the first left-hand page (the second page of the book), and are con- 
tinued on every succeeding page as far as and including the sixteenth, 
except on the seventh, eighth, and ninth pages, which are blank. To 
the seventeenth page is pinned a clipping from a newspaper, giving an 
obituary notice of Dr. Smith's first wife. The eighteenth, nineteenth, 
and twentieth pages are blank. In the original the pages are not 
numbered, but in the copy here printed the numbers of the pages have 
been inserted in brackets. 

[2] 

John Smith bom DeC 10, O.S. 1751* — was marrid to Sukey Mason Jan^y 13. 
1785 — who was born July 20, 1763 — 

To them was born a Son April 25, 1786 — who was baptised May 14 follow- 
ing, by the name of John Wheelock — 

A daughter Nov^ 27, 1787. who was baptised Deer 9. following by the name 
of Sukey — Deceased 20 May, 1798. 

A daughter Apr' 23, 1789 — who was baptised May 10 following by the name 
of Sally — 

A daughter Feb^y 12, 1792 — who was baptised Feb. 19 — by the name of 
Nancy — She departed this life Feby 16, 1793 

* In Chapman's Alumni of Dartmouth College and in the General Catalogue of 
Dartmouth College Dr. Smith ia said to have been born at Rowley, Mass., 21 Dec. 
1752. His baptism, as John Smith, son of Joseph, appears in the printed Vital Records 
of Newbury, Mass., under date of 15 Dec. 1751, this entry having been taken from the 
records of the Byfield church. The Byfield parish, organized in 1710, included a part 
of Newbury and a part of Rowley. In Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biogra- 
phy John Smith is said to have been born at Newbury 21 Dec. 1752. The date 1752 
probably was taken from the memoir of Dr. Smith written by his widow. 



1916] Records by Rev. John Smith, D.D. 151 

A Son May 15, 1794 — who was baptised May 18**^ by the name of Samuel 

Mason. 
A Son Oct^ 15. 1807 — named Horace Henr [forn] — 

[3] 
Baptised &c — 

1781. July 8. Lucy daughter of Israel Morey Jun^ of Orford — • 
Sunday 15. Billy Son of Abner Baldwin of Orford — 
Sunday 16 December my daughter Abigail — 

1782. 10 March. Marian Daughter of Benoni Dewy of Dresden. 

Sunday 25 Aug. 1782. I admitted the following persons to full communion 
with the Church of Christ in Hartford, Vermont; Rowland Powel Jun^ & 
Mary his wife, Luther & Calvin Powel, and 

[41 

and Sarah Bliss — These pursons were examined & propounded, the sab- 
bath before, by the Rev^ Edin Burroughs of Hanover — 

The same day I baptised the children of said Rowland Powel Jun*" viz. 
Bradford, John, Horatio, Anne & Lucy — 

Sunday 1 Sep. 1782 — I baptised Salinda, daughter of Sam' Pease; & Re- 
becca, daughter of Christopher Pease, both of Hartford — 

Jan^y 26. John, son of John Gillet of Hartford — 

Sunday 25 May, 1783. Phebe infant child of John Airs of Pembroke. 

[51 
May 28. PhiUip an infant child of one M^" Abbot of Bow — at Deacon 

Abbot's at Concord — New-Hampshire — 
June 25. (Sunday) Wealthy, an infant child of Col. Hazzen of Hartford — 

and Reuben, an infant child of Mr. Solomon Hazzen his brother [his 

brother crossed out]. 
June 22. Lydia infant child of Lieut. Parker Smith of Dresden — 
Sunday 28 Sep. Baptised William, an Infant child of Capt. Daniel Young [?] 

of Sandy Bay, Glocester — 
Sunday Oct. 5. Baptised at Squam, Glocester, Anne Gale (Woodbury) — 

Nehemiah (Stanwood) — Joseph (Jumper) — & Mary (Clark) — 
Sunday 12 Oct. Nabby (Farnum) — at Concord, New. Hampshire. 

[6] 

Baptised 

Nov. 2. 1783. Billy & Sally Eager — 

Oct. 3, 1784 — at Squam in Cape Ann — Olive Woodbury — Nathaniel 

Babson — Davis Griffrin — Esther Lane — William Andross — Joanna 

Lane — Elisabeth Parson — 

[10] 
Married — 

Dec 20, 1781. — M^ Abel Parks of Hanover to Miss Sarah Turner of Dres- 
den — 

May 30, 1782. M^ Sam' Clap to Miss Anne Stacy, both of Dresden — 

Oct. 17, 1782. Mr Roswel Minor to Miss Ziba Colton both of New-Gran- 
tham — 

Nov. 12. 1782. Cap* Daniel Clap to Miss Betsey Lovejoy both of Dresden — 

[11] 
May 5, 1783 — Geo. Knox to Peg Woodward — 
28 Sep. 1783. M^ John Bulkely of Newbury-Port to Miss Deborah Langford 

of Glocester. 
March 1784. M^ Baldwin to Miss Marcy Tilden of Lebanon. 



152 Records by Rev. John Smith, D.D. [April 

Oct. 11 1784. Savage of Hartford Vermont To Miss Lavina Chap- 

man of sd Hartford. 

Sep. 4, 1785. M^ Eliada Brown to Miss Phebe Stevens, both of Hanover — 

Septr 22, 1786. M^ Josiah Green of Newport to Miss Susa Green of Han- 
over — 

Feb. 4, 1787. M^ Luke Barrett of Orford to Miss Polly Lomis of Hanover. 

Sep'" 2. Mr Ebenezer Lane to Miss Anne Green, both of Hanover. 

[12] 
Married 

May 20th 1789. M^" Fortunatus Lock of New Concord in Vermont to Miss 
Tryphena Smith late of Amherst, now residing in Hanover. N B. In 
marrying these I once or twice mistook the name of Young for Lock; but 
after the ceremony, I informed the witnesses with the parties, that it was 
undesigned, &c. — 

January 13*^^ 1790 — I married M^ Phineas Gould to Miss Betsy Smith both 
of Hanover — 

Feby 7*h 1790 Col. Aaron Kinsman of Concord to the Widow Hannah Crane 
of Hanover — 

Dec^ 16, 1790 — M^ Jabez Kellogg to M^s Susanna Parker both of Hanover — 

[13] 
Apr 21, 1791 — M^ Levi Farr to Miss PoUv Gould both of Springfield — 
July 6*1^ 1798 — I married Capt. M. B to M^^ L T 

[14] 
Administered the Sacrament, &c — 

Feb. 1782. Assisted in administering the Sacrament of the Lord's supper at 

Dresden — 
June 1, 1783. Administered the Sacrament to the Chh. of X at Concord 

New-Hampshire — 
At Dartmo College 22 June, 1783 — 

[15] 
May 7, 1783. Assisted with Rev^ M^" Cleaveland & Burroughs in gathering 
a C^ at Bath, &c. 

[16] 

John Smith born in the year 1751* — Dec. 10. 0. S. was Married to Mary 

Cleaveland Feb. 8. 1781. — who was born 1759. Aug. 22. N. S. — 
To them was born Abigail 14 Dec. 1781 — Baptised 16. of the same month — 
A daughter (dead) 9 March. 1783 — Buried 10 of Marche 
A daughter 25 Feb'^y 1784. Baptised by the name of Polly 7 March, 

1784. 
My wife departed this life 3 April, 1784. after a tedious sickness of 24 days — 
Through the whole of her sickness, she expressed entire resignation to the 
will of God, & the most comfortable trust in the merits of the Saviour — 
God be merciful to me & the remainder of my family, for Christ's sake. 
Amen. 

. ^^^'^ 

Departed this life, at Hanover, in the State of New-Hampshire, on the 3d 
of April ult. Mrs. POLLY SMITH, the amiable consort of the Rev. John 
Smith, Professor of the Learned Languages at Dartmouth College, in the 
25th year of her age. In her last sickness, she constantly manifested entire 
trust in God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, and the most agreeable and 

* Vide supra, p. 150, footnote. 

t To this page is pinned the newspaper clipping which is reproduced here. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 153 

animating apprehensions of the eternal world. A sorrowful husband and 
two small children survive, to lament her untimely death: 
"A lively faith can smoth the face of death, 

Bid youth and beauty sacrifice their breath; 

Can tread the gloomy valley without fear, 

And part with all below, without a tear." 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE CAREY CEMETERY, 
CANTERBURY, CONN. 

Copied by Mrs. Josephine Judson Hetrick of Canterbury, Conn., and communi- 
cated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., of Brookline, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 50] 

Edward Hyde Died June 29, 1860 aged 49 yrs. 
Festas Hyde Died March 20, 1870. Aged 81 years & 10 mos. 
Hannah wife of Festus Hyde Sept. 13, 1848, Aged 49 years. 
Harriet N. wife of Edward Hyde Dec. 10, 1820 Nov. 16, 1895. 
Joseph M. Hyde Died July 29, 1907 Aged 84 yrs. 

Julia wife of Joseph M. Hyde, Died Apr. 1, 1885 Aged 60 yrs. 10 ms. 
Rhoba M. Aug. 27, 1825, Aged 1 year & 3 mos. 
An infant son Feb. 23, 1827. 
Maria M. March 17, 1840. Aged 7 years & 7 mos. 
Rhoba B. Nov. 9, 1837. Aged 9 years. 

Children of Festus & Hannah Hyde. 
Sarah J. Daughter of Nehemiah B. & Rebecca Hyde, and the Betrothed of 

Charles Lewis; died Oct. 16, 1862, aged 21 yrs. 
EH Jackson Co. D. 21 Regt. Conn Vols. Died Jan. 22, 1897. 
Ehzabeth wife of Eli Jackson Died Dec. 5 1868 Aged 59 Yrs. 
Lucretia W. daughter of E. M. & J. E. Jencks Died June 29, 1860, aged 

8 yrs & 7 mos. 
Zelotes Jencks Died Jan. 3, 1882. Aged 78 yrs. 
Charlotte Jenks wife of Zelotes Jenks Born June 20, 1803. Died May 29, 

1898. 
Edward M. Jenks Died Apr. 22, 1895. Age 65 yrs. 
In Memory of M^ Ebenezer Johnson he Departed this Life Oct. y^ 8, 1774 in 

ye 30<^h year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice wife of Gen. Jedediah Johnson. Obit June 14, 

1808, aged 41 years. 
In Memory of Gen. Jedediah Johnson who died Sept. 18, 1839. Aged 77. 
In Memory of M'"^ Lucinda wife to M^ Obadiah Johnson Ju'^ who died Jany 

29th AD 1790 in the 19th Year of her age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lucy Johnson Relict of Col. Obadiah Johnson who died 

July 6th 1814 in the 73<i year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr^ Lydia Johnson who Died June 5^ 1775 in ye 71 year of her 

Age, wife of Deac° Obadiah Johnson, Dec^ She was Examplary for 

piety & A well wisher of y^ good of Souls, may her Children which She 

hath left Behind be Enabled to Reep some Speritual good to their Souls 

by ye Death of their godly parent & be prepared to follow her whenever 

god shall call 
In memory of Lydia daugh"^ to M'' Ebenezer & M^^ Lydia Johnson, who died 

June 27th 1781, in her 12th Year. 
Mrs. Mary Johnson. 



154 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

In memory of Col. Obadiah Johnson who died Oct^ 27<'^ AD 1801, in y© 

66*^ Year of his age. 
Here Lyes the Remains of Capt Obediah Johnson & one of ye first dec" of y^ 
Cogn. Chh. of Christ in Canterbury who [worn] this life april ye 10*^ 
1765 in ye 63 year of his [worn] who [worn] y© time of life [i(;orn]iable 
boath in C[t/;orn]npelary for piety [worn]g in acts of chaY[worn]y the 
will of god served his generation & fell a sleep in jesus. 
In Memory of Mr Stephen Johnson who departed this life May 10*^ 1784 in 
I ye 22d year of his age. 

Curtis A. son of Ira & Marilla M. Judd. Born Sept. 7, 1881. Died Nov. 20, 

1881. 
Marilla M. wife of Ira A. Judd Died in Hanover, April 25, 1895. Aged 46. 
Amos Kidder Co B. 6 Inf. N. H. Vols Died Oct. 6, 1906. JE 65 
Charles H. Kinne 1840- 

Harriet P. his wife 1843-1908. 
Elbridge 1865- 
Infant 1868-1868 
Mary L. 1869- 
John T. 1872- 
Dwight D. 1875- 
Harriet R. 1878- 
Henry E. 1880-1885 
Charles H. Jr. 1882- 
WiUiam P. 1885- 

Charles H. & Harriet P. Kinne Married Mar. 29, 1865. 
Edith A. Grant wife of Elbridge L. Kinne Died Mar. 22 1900 Aged 21. 
Erastus Kinne Died March 4, 1880. Aged 77 years. 
Gertrude M. Dau. of John T. & Sarah Kinne Died April 4, 1904. Aged 8 yrs 

& 1 day. 
H. Sadie Daudhter [sic] of J. T. & S. T. Kinne Died July 31, 1893 Aged 

5 mo's 13 days. 
Helen Waterman Kinne wife of Henry C. Kinne Daughter of Nathan & Nancy 
Waterman Born in Providence, R. I. Nov. 17, 1827, Died in New York 
City June 1, 1900 
Henry Clay Kinne Son of William and Eliza Evans Kinne. Born Oct. 17, 

1830. Died Nov. 8, 1910 

Henry E. Son of C. H & H. P. Kinne Died Aug. 26, 1885. Aged 5 yrs. 
Sarah wife of Erastus Kinne, Died April 24, 1859. Aged 36 Years. 

John M. Son of Erastus & Sarah Kinne, Died July 29, 1859. Aged 
5 Mos. 
Sarah T. TootiU Wife of John T. Kinne Died Nov. 12, 1904. Aged 34 yrs. 

4 ms. 11 ds. 
George E. Larkham 

Sara A. Kenyon his wife May 5, 1859 — Nov. 21, 1912. 
Elizabeth Waterman Wife of Danville Leadbetter, & daughter of Nathan & 
Nancy Waterman Born in Providence, R. I. Sept. 3, 1807. Died in 
Washington, D. C. Dec. 21, 1851, Aged 44 years. 
Elizabeth wife of Cap* Wm. Lester Died Jan. 24, 1842 in the 75 Yr of her age. 
Florinda B. Lester wife of Joseph P. Lester Died Jan. 11, 1837 Aged 32 years. 
Susan E. Daughter of William & Sarah Lester of New York. Died Sept. 30, 

1831. Aged 3 years 3 months. 

Capt. WiUiam Lester Died Jan. 29, 1847. Aged 74 Years. 

WilUam Le Valley Died Sept. 4, 1841. ^t 45. 

Corp. Albert N. Son of Jedediah & Clarissa Lewis : A soldier in the 5^^^ Regt. 

C. V. taken prisoner at the battle of Winchester, Va. May 26, 1862. 

In prison he contracted disease of which he died March 21, 1863, 

Aged 28 yrs. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 155 

Sargt. Charles E. Son of Jedediah & Clarissa Lewis. A soldier of the 8*^ Regt. 

C. V. Killed at the battle of Antietam, Md. Sept. 17, 1862. Aged 25 yrs. 
Clarissa widow of Jedediah S. Lewis died Jan. 5, 1873, aged 70 years. 
Elizabeth H. daugh* of Mr. Obadiah & Mrs. Sally Lewis was drowned in 

Quinabaug River July 21, 1823 aged 12 years. 
Frances Cordelia Daughter of Timothy A. [and] Frances M. Lewis died 

Feb. 23, 1861 aged 18 yrs. & 10 mos. 
Frances M. wife of Timothy A. Lewis died Dec. 25, 1872, aged 51 years & 

9 mos. 
Jedadiah Lewis Died Sept. 15, 1849 Aged 42. 
Laura Lewis died Feb. 28, 1882 Aged 74 years. 
Lorry Daughter of Mr. Pelag Lewis Died Dec. 16*^ 1806 in the 2^ year of 

he[r] age. 
Peleg Lewis died March 1, 1861 aged 84 yrs. 

Susannah wife of Peleg Lewis died Oct. 22, 1849, aged 73 yrs. 
In memory of John S. Loomis, only son of M'^ Lebbeus Loomis & M" Lucy 

Loomis, who died June 10*^ 1790, aged 3 years & 2 months. 
In Memory of M" Lucy Loomis, Consort of M'" Lebbeus Loomis and only 

daughter of the late Cap* John Spaulding of Plainfield in Connecticut 

deceased, who departed this life in Cumberland April 24*^ AD 1787 in 

the 25*^ year of her age. 
This Monument perpetuates the Memory of Mrs. Sally Lyon wife of Mr. 

Chester Lyon Obit Sept. 25th AD 1813 M 25 years. 
Lucretia Daughter of Mansur & Susan Manning died May 12, 1860 aged 

36 yrs. 
Mansur Manning died Nov. 14, 1857 aged 74 yrs. 
Mathew H. Son of Mansur & Susan Manning, Co. K. Reg. Conn. Vol. died 

a Prisoner in Richmond, Va. Aug. 24, 1862, from a wound rec'd at the 

battle of Cedar Mountain. Aged 33 yrs. 
Pascal R. Son of Mansur & Susan Manning, died Mar. 20, 1837, aged 19 yrs. 
In memory of Mr. Rockwell Manning who departed this life Feb^ 3^ 1806. 

aged 45. 
Sarah wife of Rockwell Manning died Aug. 16, 1851, aged 90 yrs. & 6 mos. 
Susan wife of Mansur Manning died April 2, 1860, aged 64 yrs. 
Jane Frances infant daughter of Silas & Jane A. Mason. 
Anne Coats Wife of WiUiam Merriss, Born July 6, 1780. Died June 6, 1844. 

Aged 64 yrs. 
William Merriss Born July 21, 1780 Died July 8, 1860. Aged 80 yrs. 
Charles C. Moffitt 

Freda A. Link his wife 1879-1907. 
Wilham A. Moffitt 1885-1887 
WiUiam H. Moffitt 1843-1910 
Phoebe Simmons his wife 1847-1909 
George W. Moffitt 1865-1908 
Emily D. Tift wife of Eleazer Moffitt Died Dec. 19, 1884. Aged 61 yrs. 
Jessie Moffitt Daughter of Eleazer Moffitt Died Apr. 5. 1891. Aged 37 yrs. 
WiUie A. Son of WiUiam & Phebe Moffitt Died July 1, 1887, Aged 2 yrs. 

2 mos. & 3 ds. 
Charles H. Morse who fell at the battle of Antietam Sept. 17, 1862, aged 31 yrs. 
In Memory of M" EUsabeth, wife to M' Gershom Mott who died Jan. 10*1^ 

1772, aged 53 years. 
Frederick Olney Died in Canterbury Mar. 14, 1869, aged 59 yrs. 
Olive S. Ohiey Died Mar. 25, 1902 aged 79 yrs. 9 mos. 
G. F. Ohiey, Died Mar. 22, 1867 aged 2 yrs. 7 mo's. 
Ohver B. Died off WUhnington, N. C. Dec. 20, 1864, aged 16 yrs. 

4 mo's. 
Jessie M. Died Jan. 18, 1867 aged 14 yrs. 11 mo's & 11 days. 



156 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

Giles Herbert Infant son of Frederick & Olive S. Olney, died May 5, 1856, 

aged 10 mos & 9 days. 
A. Solomon, son of Elisha & Gleta Paine, Died Oct. 27, 1860, aged 6 years 

& 11 mos. 
J. Lemuel son of Elisha & Gleta Paine Died Feb. 23, 1861, aged 8 yrs & 

11 mos. 
Elizabeth S. Palmer Born 1821 Died 1864 

Pardon B. Pahner Born 1817 Died 1897 
George W. Palmer Died May 31, 1884. Aged 48 yrs. 
Henry L. Palmer Born Oct. 10, 1815. Died Apr. 18, 1898. 
James B. Pahner 1-17-1830 — 4-26-1903 

His wife Sarah W. Holmes l-24r-1831 — 3-21-1888 

Their Children 
AHce Lucinda 3-17-1855 — 6-6-1886. 
Sarah EHzabeth 3-24-1865 — 8-13-1878 
Dea. John H. Palmer. Born Oct. 31, 1806. Died Feb. 16, 1887. 

Eliza A. PhiUips his first wife. Born Sept. 18, 1810. Died June 8, 

1847. 
Fanny Lathrop, his second wife. Born Sept 23, 1807. Died Nov. 

16, 1865. 
Sarah F. PhiUips his third wife Born 1813. Died April 27, 1885. 
Joseph Pahner 1812-1876. 

Fideha Pahner 1821-1853. 
Josephine 1842-1845 
Fidelia IsabeU 1848-1850 
George S. Robbins 1884. 
Ella L. Robbins 1850-1887. 
Richard Fenner 1774-1846 
Amy Fenner 1778-1863 
Hannah Choat 1785-1869. 
Libbie Dau. of James B. & Sarah W. Palmer Died Aug. 12, 1879. M 14 yrs. 
Louisa wife of Henry L. Palmer, Died Jan. 10, 1887. Aged 65 yrs. 
Samuel Adams son of Oren & Mehetabel Palmer died Oct. 5, 1834 Aged 9 

years. 
Sarah M. wife of Thomas Palmer Died Jan. 2, 1858, aged 38 yrs. 7 mo. 
Thaddeus, Son of Oren & Mehetabel Palmer died March 15, 1844. JE 20 

years. 
Thomas Pahner Died Sept. 28, 1848. Aged 32. 
Willie N. Son of George W. & Rose Palmer Died Feb. 13, 1892. Aged 16 yrs. 

4 mos. 
David P. Park 1843-1906. 

Emma L Ewen His Wife 1848- 
Elijah Park Died Dec. 8, 1878, Aged 90 yrs. 
Hannah wife of Ehjah Park Died July 30, 1857, Aged 69 yrs. 
Harriet Daughter of Ehjah & Hannah Park Died April 28, 1863 Aged 46 

yrs. 
Mary Ann wife of Elijah Park, Died June 27, 1871, Aged 50 yrs. 
Norman Park Died Nov. 4, 1878. JE 64 yrs. 

Emma F. wife of Norman Park Died Oct. 13, i860, iE. 43 yrs. 
Susannah F. Dau. of Norman & Emma Park Died Aug. 28, 1855, 

JE 15 yrs. 
Isabella E. Park wife of Amos Kidder Died Apr. 4, 1892, M 44 jo-s. 
Infant son of A. & I. E. Kidder 

Sargt. Geo. B. Park Member of Co F. 10*^ Regt. Ct. Vols. Wounded 
and died at Seabrook Island S. C. Apr. 4, 1863. M 21 Yrs And 
buried at Church Flats, S. C. 
Mahetable, wife of Jabez Parkhurst died April 8, 1865, aged 75, 



I 






1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 157 

In memory of Elisha Payne who died Jan. 24, 1802. M 44. 

Also In memory of Anne Payne His wife, who died, Feb. 29, 1848 M 8Q. 
In Memory of Ehsha Payne who died Aug. 28, 1859, aged 33 yrs. 
In Memory of Hannah, wife of Solomon Payne, who died Nov. 5, 1823. 

aged 28 years. In life, she was a fair pattern of domestic virtues; in 

death, she leaned on the almighty arm of Jesus; and had hopes full of 

immortality. 
This monument is erected in memory of Olive, daugh* to Elisha Payne Esq'^ 

& Mrs. Anne his wife who died Ocf^ 29*^ 1799, aged 7 years and 3 

months ^ 

This stone is erected In memory of Polly Payne, daugh^ to Ehsha Payne Esq' 

& Anne his wife who died march l^t 1796, aged 5 years & 8 Months. 
In Memory of M^'^ Pricilla relict of the Rev^ Solomon Payne who Departed 

this Life May 6^^ AD 1782 in ye 81^* year of her age. 
In Memory of Sarah Barker wife of Solomon Payne, who died July 6, 1879, 

aged 86 yrs. 6 mo^. 
In memory of Solomon Payne who died Feb. 22, 1822, aged 90 years. 

In memory of Mary, wife of Solomon Payne, who died Sept. 22, 1820, 
aged 88 years. 
In Memory of Solomon Payne who died Jan. 12, 1860. aged 74 years. 
Elisha Phinney M.D. Died Oct. 11, 1892 M 83. 1 Asst. Surg. 26 C. V. 
Frederic E. Died July 17, 1845. Aged 2 yrs 1 mo & 21 days. 

Isabella M. Died Sept. 22, 1854 Aged 7 yrs. 11 mos. & 10 days. 
Children of William & Lydia A. W. Phinney 
In memory of Jarvis son of M Amos Pike who died Jan^y 20, 1793 in y® 17*^ 

year of his age. 
In memory of Mary Esther wife of Christopher P. Place & daughter of Capt. 

Festus Hyde, who died March 19, 1846. Aged 20 years 3 mo. & 14 

days. 
George W. Rainsford June 5, 1821. Jan. 19, 1898. 

Olive W. Howe his wife March 9, 1824, March 5, 1891. 
George 0. Rainsford Jan. 18, 1852, Feb. 8, 1867. 
Charles L. Ray May 30, 1825 — April 2, 1908 

Phebe A. Eaton, his wife Oct. 1, 1825, Jan. 20, 1894. 
EU Raynsford Died July 7, 1863 aged 77 yrs. 
Lydia wife of Eh Raynsford Died Sept. 19, 1863, aged 63 yrs. 
In Memory of M^s Pricilla Rice relick of the late Rev^ Caleb Rice of Stur- 

bridge. Daughter of Cap° Jonathan Payson of Woodstock. 
George F. Richmond Nov.'r 25, 1839, Nov'r 10, 1892. 
Abigail widow of Samuel Robinson Died Oct. 9, 1857, aged 71 yrs. 
In memory of Caroline M. daughter of Isaac P. & Eliza M. Robinson who 

Died Dec. 21, 1850. M 15. 
Ehza M. Robinson Died Dec. 7, 1877 aged 78 Years. 
In memory of George M. Son of Isaac P. & Eliza M. Robinson, who Died 

Nov. 5, 1852. ^13. 
Helen Goodwin, wife of Samuel P. Robinson of Plainfield, Conn. & Daughter 

of Joseph Goodwin of East Hartford, Conn., Born Jan. 13, 1812, Died 

Nov. 19, 1902. 
In memory of Isaac Robinson who died Feb. 2, 1851. ^E 55. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Josiah Robinson who died Obit Feb. 2 1823 

aged 72 years. 
Mary wife of Josiah Robinson Died Sep. 13 1831 Aged 82 years. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Robinson who departed this life August 9, 1843. 

In the 73 year of his age. 
Samuel P. Robinson, Born Auq:. 7, 1808 Died Nov. 17, 1891. 
Waty S. Wife of Reuben Rouse Jr. Died Feb. 13, 1837 aged 24 years. 



158 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

George Rowland 1839- 

Sarah A. his wife 1837-1905 

Their Children 
Thomas A. Reed 1857-1878 
Annie L. Rowland 1874-1886 
Albert R. Safford 1838- 

His wife Clarissa F. Phillips 1838- 

Children : 
LilHan 1860-1862. 
Herbert 1873-1873 
Albert H. 1877-1909. 
Betsy Safford Died Aug. 11, 1828 aged 36. 
Charles F. Safford Died Aug. 11, 1865 aged 24 yrs. 2 mos. & 28 days. Gratu- 

ated [sic] at Albany Medical College Dec. 27, 1864 
Chester Son of Joseph & Betsy Safford aged 2 yrs. 
Joseph Safford 1787-1854 

Betsy Safford His wife 1791-1827 
John H. Tracy 1818-1890 
AdeUne His wife 1822-1910 
Joseph Safford Died May 23, 1854 aged 65 
In memory of Julia M. Wife of William Safford w^ho died March 9, 1873 

aged 70. 
Mary wife of Joseph Safford, Died April 19, 1883. Aged 84 yrs. 
Mary M. daughter of Jabez & Susanna Safford died Aug. 6, 1825, aged 16 

yrs. 
In memory of WiUiam Safford who died March 16, 1853, Aged 52. 
Harriet wife of Luther Sanger & daughter of John & Esther Francis; Died 

Sept. 18, 1855, aged 34 years. 
Marvin H. Sanger Born April 12, 1827 Died June 3, 1898. 

Mary J. Bacon his wife. Born Nov. 12, 1827 Died April 25, 1909. 
George Sanger Born May 13, 1825 Died Aug. 19, 1886. 
Mary H. Johnson his wife Born Sept 10, 1826 Died June 3, 1885. 
Edward J. Sanger Born Sept. 16, 1861 Died Feb. 7, 1885 
Shadrick Simmons, Co F. 11th Regt. Conn Vol's. Born Oct. 30, 1840. Died 
Apr. 18, 1895. 

Lulu M. Sunmons, Born May 16, 1881, Died Jan. 18, 1897. 
Sadie Simmons Born Jan. 11, 1885, Died Jan 23, 1885. 
Ernest A. Simmons Bom Apr. 23, 1873, Died June 29, 1894. 
Lucy E. Simmons Born May 2, 1871, Died Oct. 26, 1887. 
Grace M. Sinmions Born Jan. 3, 1875, Died Dec. 18, 1891. 
Thomas Simmons Co. B. 18 Regt. Conn. Vols Died June 15, 1863. 
In memory to Abigail the Daughter of Mr. John Simms & Mary his wife who 

died Sep ll^h 1792 m ye 17th Year of her age. 
In memory of Mary Daughter of Mr. John & Mrs. Mary Simms who died 

June 3d 1784 Aged 1 y^ & 9 months. 
Ruth Daughter of Joseph Simms who Died Oct. 8th 1800. Lived only 4 

days 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth wife of Mr. Joseph Simms, who Departed this Life 

Oct. 10th 1800 in the 21«t Year of her age 
In memory of Troop Son of Mr. John & Mrs. Mary Simms who died Sept^ 4th 

1767, aged 10 months 
In Memory of M" Marcy, widow of Capt Joseph Skiner & former consort of 

M James Delop who died Sept^ 22^ 1787 in ye 8Sth year of her age. 
Charles Fremont Son of Washington & Mary A. Smith Died Oct. 29, 1885, 

M 22 yrs. 5 ms. & 7 ds. 
Daniel H. Smith Died May 11, 1901 Aged 80 Yr's. 



1916] Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions 159 

Smith 
Mary Jacobs Died Nov 27, 1888 Aged 63 yrs. 
Truman Jacobs Died Nov, 23, 1861 Aged 65 yrs. 
Polly Jacobs his wife Died Oct. 17, 1878. Aged 87 yrs 
Erected by their daughter Mary. 
In memory of David W. Son of Jason & Marina Smith who Died July 28. 

1839 Aged 6 years & 6 months. 
Forest son of Henry N. & Mary E. Smith Died Dec. 26, 1871, aged 2 yrs & 

3 mos. 

Henry N. Smith Died Jan. 1, 1871, Aged 34 yrs. & 11 mos. 
Memory of Mr. Jason Smith who Died Feb. 16, 1842, iEt. 36. 
Marshall Smith Died Feb. 28, 1880. Aged 71. 

Clarissa C. his wife Died Dec. 12, 1887, Aged 78. 

Courtland Died Sept. 24, 1856 Aged 19 

Herman Died Dec. 17, 1859 Aged 19 

Georgia E. Died Aug. 17, 1845 Aged 7 mos. 

Susan M. Sydleman Died Dec. 27, 1862 Aged 28. 
Mary E. daughter of Washington & Mary A. Smith died March 26, 1862, 

aged 6 mos & 23 ds. 
Mary E. Fowler wife of Henry N. Smith Born Sept. 19, 1836. 
Little Minnie daughter of Henry N. & Mary E. Smith died Oct. 12, 1868 

aged 1 yr. & 19 ds. 
Washington Smith Jan. 10, 1833-Oct. 16, 1910 

Mary A. Smith his wife Sept. 6, 1829-Sept. 27, 1904. 

Charles F. Smith May 22, 1863-Oct. 29, 1885. 

Mary E. Smith Sept. 3, 1861-Mar. 26, 1862 
Willard E. Smith Born Mar. 22, 1862 Died Mar. 31, 1907. 
In memory of Charles E. Son of Cyril & Lucy Spalding. Died in Aspen wall 
U. S. C. Dec. 26, 1883, aged 34 yrs. buried in the Foreign Cemetery at 

Cyril Spalding, Nov. 4, 1813. Nov. 17, 1896. 

Lucy Baldwin Wife of Cyril Spalding Nov. 29, 1819, May 13, 1854. 

Olive L. Aspenwall Wife of Cyril Spalding Sept. 17, 1812, Sept. 14, 1908. 

Daughter of Cyril & Lucy Spalding aged 8 days. 

Amelia Ann, daughter of Robert & Lectra S. Sweet Died Oct. 3, 1849, aged 

2 years 8 mos. & 3 days. 

Cora Ardell daughter of George & Phebe Sweet died Dec. 11, 1860, aged 

6 weeks 
Daniel G. Son of Robert & Electa Sweet Died Nov. 15, 1867, aged 18 yrs. 

4 mos. & 13 days. 

Electa S. wife of R. L. Sweet Died Apr. 14, 1892. JE 78 yrs. 3 mos. 6 dys. 
Mary Adelaid daughter of Robert & Lectra S. Sweet Died May 14, 1855. 

Aged 1 year 2 mo's & 5 days. 
Robert L. Sweet Died Mar. 1, 1898 JE. 85 yrs. 3 mos. 16 dys. 
Thomas J. son of Robert & Electa Sweet Died Dec. 26, 1867, aged 16 yrs 

3 mos. & 25 days. 

William A. Son of Robert & Electa Sweet was killed at the battle of Antietam, 

Sept. 17, 1862; aged 20 yrs. 6 mos. & 25 days. 
Edward D. Thompson Died Sept. 18, 1875. Aged 69 years. 
James F. Thompson Co A. 26 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died June 14, 1863. 
Lydia Kingsley wife of Edward D. Thompson, Died Jan. 12, 1834, Aged 70 

years. 
Orion L. Tift Died March 16, 1885. Aged 15 years. 
In Memory of M'" Phinehas Tracy who Departed this life sep* 6*^ 1760 in y® 

39^^^ Year of his Age. 
Edwin son of Rufus & Harriet Waldo Died Sept. 8, 1860, aged 26 yrs. He 

left liis home in the East to perform his duties in the West, and while 



160 Canterbury Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

on his journey he took passage on board the ill-fated "Lady Elgin" and 
was drowned in ''Lake Michigan." 
Elderkin Waldo Feb. 16, 1824 — Jan. 20, 1900 

Harriet Lyon His Wife Dec. 3, 1826 — Nov. 25, 1906 
Fanny wife of Ruius Waldo Died Oct. 9, 1861, in the 58^^ year of her age. 
George, son of Rufus & Harriet Waldo, died Sept: 18, 1841, aged 1 year & 

10 months 
Harriet wife of Rufus Waldo Died May 19, 1844, in the 43^ year of her age. 
Rufus Waldo Died Jan. 8, 1862, in the 65^^^ year of his age. 
Anna Angell Waterman Daughter of Nathan & Nancy Waterman. Born in 
Providence, R. I. Aug. 11, 1822. Died in Canterbury Conn. Feb. 26, 
1843. Aged 20 Years. 
James Wheaton Waterman Son of Nathan & Nancy Waterman. Born in 
Providence, R. I. Jan. 31, 1814. Died in Canterbury, Conn. April 3, 
1842, Aged 28 Years. 
NancylfWaterman Wife of Nathan Waterman. Daughter of James Wheaton. 
Born in Providence. R. I. March 4, 1783. Died in Providence, R. I. 
Oct. 31, 1869. 
Nathan Waterman, Son of Richard born in Coventry, R. I. Aug. 13, 1779. 
At the age of sixteen he removed to Providence, where he spent forty 
years of an eminently religious and useful life; after which he removed 
to Canterbury, where he died Feb. 28, 1846, aged 66 years. 
Eva Louise Daughter of A. H. & Phoebe V. Wheeler. Born June 7, 1882. 

Died July 27, 1892. 
Rev. George S. White Born Apr. 12, 1784. Died June 13, 1852. A native 
of Somersetshire England. 

Mary wife of Rev. George S. White. Born Sept. 22, 1785. Died 

Mar. 27, 1861. A native of Kent England. 
Deborah, daughter of Rev. George S. & Mary White & wife of Daniel 

H. Bond. Born Dec. 4, 1807. Died Apr. 16, 1849. 
Mary Daughter of Rev. George S. & Mary White & Wife of Joseph 

Peabody. Born Feb. 19, 1809. Died Aug. 12, 1849. 
Elizabeth S. Daughter of Rev. George S. & Mary White Born Jan. 7, 

1822. Died Aug. 12, 1862. 
George W. Son of Rev. George S. & Mary White. Born Nov. 19, 

1813. Died July 1841. 
James T. Son of Rev. George S. & Mary White Born Sept. 19, 1815. 
Died Nov. 11, 1844 
Rebecca Whiting Wife of Charles J. Whiting, Daughter of Nathan & Nancy 
Waterman. Born in Providence, R. I. Feb. 14, 1816. Died in Canter- 
bury, Conn., Jan. 26, 1847. Aged 30 Years. 
Dianah daughter of WiUiam P. & Ruth WiUcox Died May 15, 1858 Aged 23 yrs. 
WiUiam P. WiUcox Died March 15, 1866, Aged 65 years, 5 mos. & 11 days. 
Elias WiUiams Oct. 21, 1800 — July 6, 1863. 

Sarah Park his wife Oct. 20, 1806 — May 12, 1888. 
Emblem L. their daughter Jan. 19, 1846 — Dec. 22, 1881. 
Pearl WiUiams Oct. 25, 1837 — Nov. 1, 1892. 
In Memory of M^s Judith wife to M^ Ebenezer WiUiams of Plainfield She died 

June ll^ii 1785 in y^ 86<^^ year of her age. 
RockweU A., only son of JuUus & Mary Williams Feb. 20, 1862, Canterbury 

Ct. Nov. 16, 1889 Denver, Col. 
A. Victoria W. daughter of W. F. & Phebe H. WiUoughby died Aug. 10, 1855 

aged 5 yrs. & 6 mo. 
Andrew J. WUloughby 1840-1910 

Emily H. Brewster his wife 1843-1913. 

Eddy Y. Son of Andrew J. & EmUy H. WiUoughby Died Sept. 2, 1877 . 
Aged 5 mos & 16 days. 



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John A. Son of W"^ F. & Phebe H. Willoughby Died Feb. 12, 1845, ^t. 11 

months & 14 days. 
Memory of Joseph R. Willoughby Who died at Salem Jan. 7. 1843. Aged 74. 
In Memory of Mary Willoughby wife of Joseph R. Willoughby Who Died 

Aug. 28, 1843. Aged 70. 
Mary J. Daughter of Andrew J. & Emily H. Willoughby Died July 24, 1876 

Aged 10 mos. 
William F. Son of Mary & Joseph R. Willoughby, Died June, 1, 1850 aged 
49 Yrs. 
Phebe H. His wife & Daughter of Phebe & James Carey Esq., Died 

July 6, 1891. Aged 85 Yrs. 
Frank Hamilton Born Oct. 21, 1829 Died Dec. 6, 1905. 
Frank O. Son of Frank & Abbie Hamilton. Died Nov. 2, 1898. 

Aged 26 Yrs. 
Abbie WHloughby Hamilton Died June 12, 1894. 
WiUiam H. Son of Wm. F & Phebe H. Willoughby Died Jan. 1, 1849, aged 

10 years. 
WiUie H. Son of Andrew J. & Emily H. Willoughby Died July 18, 1876. 

Aged 2 yrs. & 3 mos. 
Darius Wood 1818-1896. 

His Wife Clarinda E. Burhngame 1818-1904 
Their infant daughter Alice Victoria 
Levi Wood 1796-1876. 
His wife Sarah Randall 1799-1867 
Their daughter Victoria 1838-1846 
Mason A. Wood Died Dec. 5, 1861. Aged 33 years 
Geo. R. Woodmancy Died May 10, 1870. Aged 58 years. 



THE PETERSON FAMILY OF DUXBURY, MASS. 

By William Bradford Browne of North Adams, Mass, 

The following genealogy of the descendants of John^ Peterson of 
Duxbury, Mass., has been compiled from the vital records of numer- 
ous towns and from church, cemetery, probate, and land records. 
Private memoranda have also been consulted, including Bible records. 
All facts given are from authoritative sources, and statements about 
which any doubt exists are indicated. 

The early generations of this Duxbury family are scantily recorded, 
and in attempting to arrange them correctly the writer has used his 
best judgment, considering carefully all available evidence in trying 
to identify such stray families as appear. Fortunately the majority 
of the descendants of John^ Peterson have their lineage perfectly 
verified, most of those lines whose descent is a matter of conjecture 
having become extinct or having removed to places unknown to the 
writer. The later generations descended from Reuben^ Peterson (12) 
are fully recorded in the Duxbury town records, which are authority 
for them. For records from various cemeteries, churches, and 
Bibles the writer is indebted to Mrs. Sidney Peterson of Duxbury, 
who has devoted much time and study to insure their accuracy. 

All the descendants of John^ Peterson are descended also from 



162 The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass, [April 

George Soule of the Mayflower, and succeeding generations have 
married very generally into Mayflower families. Such descents have 
been pointed out when known to the writer, although no special 
attempt has been made to trace them all. 

Besides the family of John^ Peterson of Duxbury there were 
certainly two other Peterson famihes in New England, evidently of 
a later immigration and probably not related to each other or to the 
Duxbury family. One of these families appears in Rhode Island 
about 1725; and the other was settled at Newbury, Mass., where the 
marriage of Dr. Daniel Peterson of Salem and Ehsabeth Willet is 
recorded under date of 23 Jan. 1719/20, and the births of their 
children from 1720 to 1735 are found. Some members of this family 
removed to New Hampshire and mingled with some of the Duxbury 
family, and therefore the identification of the New Hampshire 
Petersons is a difficult matter. 

1. JoHN^ Peterson, an early settler in Duxbury,* married, before 
1665, Mary Soule, born before 1650, daughter of George (who came 
in the Mayflower in 1620) and Mary of Duxbury. He died between 
29 Apr. 1718 (the date of his will) and 26 Mar. 1720 (the date of the 
inventory of his estate), and w^as probably buried on his farm in 
Duxbury, perhaps at the spot where in recent excavating an ancient 
burial place has been discovered. His farm was on Powder Point, 
and was purchased of his father-in-law, George Soule, who in a deposi- 
tion dated 27 Oct. 1674 stated that it had been his homestead farm. 
This farm, on which both George Soule and John Peterson in turn 
lived, remained in the possession of their descendants almost to the 
present day; for although the male line of descendants of Isaac^ 
Peterson, in which his father, John^ Peterson, evidently intended the 
farm to remain (his will stating that it should descend to the male 
heirs of Isaac), failed immediately, the ownership of the land has until 
very recently remained in the line descended from Isaac's daughter, 
Priscilla Weston. f 

Children, born probably at Duxbury (order of births 
uncertain) : 

i. JoHN,2 d. unm. in 1690 (Plymouth Probate Records). 

2. ii. Joseph, called "eldest " in his father's will, b. before 1670. 

3. iii. Benjamin, b. abt. 1669. 

iv. Martha, living unm. in 1718. 

4. V. Jonathan. 

vi. David, b. in 1676; d., probably unm., 30 Sept. 1760, aged 84 years 
wanting 1 day. The will of David Peterson of " Duxborough," 
yeoman, dated 16 July 1760 and proved 2 Mar. 1761, contains the 
following bequests: To ''my sister Rebecca Weston over and 
above what she hath had heretofore thi'ee Dollars." To "Han- 
nah Soule one dollar." To "Rebecca Soule one dollar." To 
" Priscilla Weston the wife of Eliphas Weston one dollar." To 
"Faith Drew the wife of Samuel Drew one dollar." To "my 

* All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the 
State of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may 
be easily inferred from the context. 

t At the division of the estate of Isaac^ Peterson in 1742, his only son Daniel being 
already dead and having left only two daughters, Isaac's brother Joseph, the eldest 
surviving son of John,^ became Isaac's next male heir; but Joseph quitclaimed his 
rights in the land to Isaac's daughters. 



1916] The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass, 163 

Kinsman Jonathan Peterson thirteen shillings and four pence 
Lawful! money." To '' Jael Peterson Two dollars." To "John 
Peterson one dollar." To "Jonathan Peterson Jun^ one dollar." 
To " Turner Peterson two dollars and one sterling shilling." To 
" my Kinsman David Peterson son to ye abough named Jonathan 
Peterson my right in a cedar swamp lying in Pembrook and my 
Guns and beds, and furniture Belonging to them and my wearing 
close and Household stuf and all my bonds bils and notes and 
money In fine all my real and personal estate." " Lastly . . . 
my Kjnsman Jonathan Peterson shall be soul executor." To this 
will David Peterson made his mark. The witnesses were Thomas 
Weston, Peres Howland, and Elnathan Weston. (Plymouth 
Probate Records, vol. 16, p. 45.) The testator certainly had 
neither wife nor children living when this will was made. He 
probably Uved with the family of his deceased brother Jonathan, 
and to them he left the most of his estate. 

5. vii. Isaac. 

viii. Mary, m. Joseph^ Soule (John,^ George^. 

ix. Rebecca, m. at Duxbury, 1 Oct. 1717, as his second wife, John 
Weston of Duxbury. 

2. Joseph^ Peterson {John}), born, probably at Duxbury, before 

1670, died in 1751. He married at Plymouth, 23 Aug. 1704, 

Sarah (Jones) Doty, born 12 Sept. 1671, daughter of Joseph 

and Patience (Little) Jones and widow of John Doty, who had 

married her 22 Nov. 1694 and had died 8 May 1701. Her 

mother, Patience Little, was daughter of Thomas and Anna 

(Warren) Little and granddaughter of Richard Warren of the 

Mayflower. Her uncle, John Jones, mentions \n his will his niece 

Sarah Peterson. Joseph Peterson resided in North Duxbury, 

on South River, adjoining Marshfield, on a 90-acre farm, 

which he conveyed to his son Joseph in 1739. 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Sarah,3 bapt. in 1730 (Marshfield church records) ; probably the Sarah 
Peterson who m. at Pembroke, 18 Nov. 1734, William MacFar- 
LAND of Pembroke, and d. at Duxbury 15 Mar. 1789, aged 79. 

6. ii. Joseph, b, at Duxbury; bapt. in 1730 {ib.). 

3. Benjamin^ Peterson (John^), born, probably at Duxbury, 

about 1669, died 11 Feb. 1760, aged 90 years, 5 months, and 
was buried in the Standish Cemetery, which was near his 
farm. He married, 9 Feb. 1698/9, Hannah Wadsworth, 
daughter of Dea. John and Abigail (Andrev/s) of Duxbury. 
She died " the night following the" 6 Feb. 1732/3. Of their 
children as given below only the first and third are recorded 
as such; but the others must be of this family, for the families 
of the other brothers are accounted for. 
Children, probably all born at Duxbury: 

i. Mercy,3 b. in Oct. 1699; d. at Duxbury 27 Dec. 1768, aged 69 
years, 2 (or 3) months; m. at Duxbury, 18 May 1721, Joseph 
Weston of Duxbury. 

ii. Abigail, m. at Duxbury, 25 Sept. 1729, Abraham Pierce, Jr., of 
Pembroke. 

7. iii. Jacob, b. 22 Feb. 1710/11. 

8. iv. Isaac. 

9. V. Benjamin, b. abt. 1717. 

vi. Anne, m. at Duxbury, 7 Apr. 1735, Nathaniel Dunham of Plym- 
outh. 

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164 The Peterson Family of Duxhury, Mass. [April 

4. Jonathan^ Peterson {JohrP), born probably at Duxbury, died 

in 1745. He married, after 23 Apr. 1700, Lydia Wadsworth, 

daughter of Dea. John and Abigail (Andrews) of Duxbury 

and sister of his brother Benjamin's wife. She died 26 May 

1756, aged 77 years, 3 months, 3 days, and was buried in the 

Old Cemetery (the Standish Cemetery) on Centre Street, 

South Duxbury. She was born, therefore, 13 Feb. 1678/9. 

After his marriage Jonathan Peterson lived at West Duxbury 

and at Pembroke. In 1732 he conveyed his Duxbury farm 

to his sons Jonathan and Reuben and his Pembroke lands to 

his son John. 

Children, born at Duxbury (town records) :* 

' 10. i. JoHN,3 b. 22 Aug. 1701. 

ii. HoPESTiLL, b. 20 Jan. 1703/4; m. Joshua Delano, b. at Duxbury 
30 Oct. ITOO, s. of Ebenezer and Martha (Simmons). 

11. iii. Jonathan, b. 20 Sept. 1706. 

12. iv. Reuben, b. 8 Apr. 1710. 

V. Alice, probably the Alice who m. at Duxbury, 5 May 1727, Aaron 
SouLE, Jr., of Pembroke, and d. soon afterwards. 

vi. Lydla., b. abt. 1713; d. at Pembroke 11 Nov. 1771, aged 58 years, 
6 months, 19 days: m. at Pembroke, 26 Dec. 1733, Aaron Soule, 
Jr., of Pembroke, who d. at Pembroke 21 Jan. 1783, aged 77 
y^ears, 1 month, formerly husband of her sister AUce. They had 
issue. 

5. IsAAc^ Peterson {John}), born probably on the ancestral farmf 

at Duxbury, died on the same farm in 1740. He married at 
Hingham, 10 Sept. 1712, Mary Hobart of Hingham, born 
about 1689, died at Duxbury 3 Apr. 1763, in her 74th year 
(gravestonet in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury), daughter of 
Daniel of Hingham. In the division of his estate in 1742 it 
is recorded that he had no male heirs, and his family is given 
as three daughters and two granddaughters (the latter the 
children of his son Daniel, deceased). 
Children, born at Duxbury: 

i. Priscilla,' b. in 1713; d. at Duxbury 22 Sept. 1778, aged 64 years, 
9 months, 12 days; m. in 1738 Eliphaz Weston (John,^ Edmund,^ 
Edmund^), who was drowned in Duxbury Bay 18 Mar. 1762, in 
his 53d year, a descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower. 
They had issue. 

ii. Daniel, of Kingston, d. before his father; m. Deborah , who 

d. at Hanover 2 Jan. 1790, aged 80. Children, b. at Kingston: 
1. Mary,^ b. 16 Jan. 1738/9; d. unm. at Hanover 1 July (or 9 

June) 1817. 2. Orphan, b. in Apr. ; m. at Hanover, 23 Jan. 

1760, Lieut. Elisha House of Hanover. 

iii. Faith, m. at Duxbury, 17 Dec. 1746, Samuel Drew. 

iv. Jael, d. at Bridgewater 17 Dec. 1781; m. (1), as his second wife, 
Timothy Hayward of Bridgewater, b. at Bridgewater 2 May 
1700, d. there 5 June 1750, aged 50 years, 3 days [sic], s. of Na- 
thaniel and Elizabeth; m. (2) at Bridgewater, 19 Apr. 1758, as his 
second wife, Capt. Seth* Alden, b. at Bridgewater 6 July 1710, 
d. there 6 Sept. 1784, in his 75th year, s. of Joseph^ (Joseph,^ 
John^ of the Mayflower) and Hannah (Dunham). Children by 
first husband, b. or bapt. at Bridgewater: 1. Ezra, h. 9 Apr. 1739; 



* 



All these children except Alice are mentioned in the will of their father, 
t For the descent of this farm vide supra, p. 162, with footnote. 
t The gravestone gives, as the date of her death, 22 Mar. 1763, " Old Stile." 



1916] The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass. 165 

d. 27 Dec. 1740. 2. Daniel, bapt. 16 Nov. 1740. 3. Abraham, 
b. 22 Oct. 1742; d. 27 Oct. 1747. 4. Lydia, b. 9 Sept. 1744; d. 
4 Oct. 1747. 5. Isaac, b. 21 Nov. 1746; d. 19 Oct. 1747. 6. 
Ezra (probably posthumous), bapt. 30 June 1751.* 

6. Joseph^ Peterson {Joseph,^ Joh'n}), born at Duxbury, and 

baptized in 1730 (Marshfield church records), died at Dux- 
bury in 1776. He married at Bridgewater, 19 Nov. 1742, 
Lydia Howell of Bridgewater, who died at Duxbury 22 June 
1806, in her 86th year (gravestone in Dingley Cemetery, 
North Duxbury). He hved on his father's farm in Duxbury. 
When his estate was divided in 1818, his daughter Lydia was 
the only one of his children who was living; but his daughters 
who had married and were . then deceased were named as 
below. 

Children, born at Duxbury (all except Lydia entered in 
town records) : 

i. Mary,4 b. 22 Apr. 1743; d. in 1809; m. at Duxbury, 8 Oct. 1767, 
Zadock* Weston (Benjamin,^ Edmund,^ Edmund^. 

ii. Sarah, b. 15 June 1744; d. at Duxbury 1 Aug. 1816; m. at Duxbury, 
24 June 1762, Cornelius Delano, b. at Duxbury 10 Oct. 1742, 
d. there 24 Apr. 1801, in his 60th year, s. of Amaziah and Ruth 
(Sampson). 

13. iii. Abraham, b. 6 Sept. 1745. 

iv. Susanna, b. 22 Jan. 1746/7; d. in 1810; m. at Duxbury, 8 Oct. 
1767, Gershom Ewell, Jr., of Scituate, who d. at Scituate 
4 Mar. 1821, aged 76. 

14. V. Joseph, b. 1 Feb. 1749/50. 
vi. Lydia, living unm. in 1818. 

7. Jacob^ Peterson (Benjamin,^ John^), of Duxbury, born at 

Duxbury 22 Feb. 1710/11, died 27 Jan. 1784. He married at 
Bridgewater, 19 Aug. 1735, Mary Harlow, born about 1717, 
died at Duxbury 20 Oct. 1777, in her 61st year, daughter of 
Wilham. In 1778 Jacob Peterson conveyed his real estate to 
his grandson Benjamin. In his will, dated 10 Mar. 1778, he 
mentions grandson Benjamin and granddaughters Sarah, wife 
of Benjamin Smith, and Hannah Peterson. 
Child: 

15. i. Benjamin,^ b. at Duxbury 4 Mar. 1738/9 (town records). 

8. IsAAC^ Peterson {Benjamin,^ Joh'n}), born probably at Dux- 

bury, was doubtless the Isaac Peterson who died at Scituate 
in 1785 and whose estate was administered by Jesse Curtis. t 
He married first, 14 Feb. 1734/5, Lydia Drew, daughter of 
Samuel and Ruth (Delano) and a descendant of John Alden 
of the Mayflower; and secondly (probably), at Abington, 
29 Dec. 1768 (being styled of Scituate), Hannah Corthell of 
Abington. He resided at Pembroke and presumably also at 
Hanover and Scituate. 

* Timothy, son of Timothy Hayward, was baptized at Bridgewater 23 Apr. 1732, 
and Ebenezer, son of Timothy Hayward, was baptized there 17 Mar. 1733/4; but it is 
not clear whether they were children of Timothy by his second wife, Jael (Peterson), 
or by his first wife. Widow Mary Reed, whom he married at Bridgewater 12 Nov. 1730 
and the record of whose death has not been found. 

t The probate records do not name the heirs of the estate. 



166 The Peterson Family of Duxhury, Mass. [April 

Children by first wife, all except Hannah recorded at 
Pembroke : 

i. Alice,4 b. 7 Mar. 1735/6; m. at Pembroke, 19 Mar. 1761, Daniel 

Teague of Hanover, 
ii. Ruth, b. 14 Feb. 1737/8; perhaps the Ruth who m. at Scituate, 

2 Mar. 1780, Ebenezer Belcher of Scituate. 
iii. Deborah, b. 20 Feb. 1739/40; m. at Pembroke, 8 Apr. 1762, 

David Foster of Hanover, 
iv. Lydia, b. 18 Sept. 1741. 
v. Hannah (probably dau. of Isaac), m. 27 July 1766 Jesse Curtis 

of Hanover, who administered Isaac Peterson's estate, 

9. Benjamin^ Peterson (Benjamin,^ John}), born, probably at 
Duxbury, about 1717, died at Claremont, N. H., 19 May 1800, 
aged 83 years. He married at Bridgewater, 19 Nov. 1741 
(being then styled of Easton), Hannah Perry of Bridge- 
water, born 23 Apr. 1723, died at Claremont 5 July 1783. 
He is probably the Benjamin Peterson who was at Clare- 
mont in 1790, with a family consisting of one female (U. S. 
Census). The names of his children, except Benjamin, are 
found in a release of title in the Pl^onouth registry of deeds, 
dated 1799, wherein the children named below, except Ben- 
jamin, state that they are " heirs of land which fell to our 
mother Hannah Peterson, ahas Perry, by will of Ephriam 
Leach." 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,^ b. at Easton 6 Dec. 1742; evidently dead in 1799. 

ii. Marcy, b. at Easton 3 Nov. 1744; of Claremont, N. H., in 1799. 

iii. Hannah, of Claremont, N. H., in 1799; m. Bachelor. 

iv. Amasa, of Claremont, N. H., in 1799. 

V. Joseph, of Claremont, N. H., in 1799. 

vi. Ephraim, of Claremont, N. H., in 1790, the head of a family con- 
sisting of two males imder 16 years of age and four females (U. S. 
Census); of Weathersfield, Vt., in 1799; m. Anna . Chil- 
dren: 1. Hannah P.,^ d. 28 Aug. 1800 [sic], aged 17 years, 2 months, 
25 days; bur. at Claremont. 2. Hannah, d. 28 Aug. 1800, aged 
1 year, 2 months, 23 days; bur. at Claremont. 3. Mary Ann, 
d. 1 May 1822, aged 12 y^ars; bur. at Claremont. Probably 
others. 

10. JoHN^ Peterson {Jonathan,^ John^), born at Duxbury 22 Aug. 
1701, died after 1765. He married, 21 Aug. 1726, Ruth^ 
Delano, born at Duxbury 25 May 1707, Hving in 1756, 
daughter of Jonathan^ (Thomas,^ Philip^) and Hannah (Doty) 
and a descendant of John Alden and Edward Doty of the 
Mayflower, From deeds it is known that John Peterson lived 
at various times at Duxbury, Middleborough, Pembroke, and 
Rochester, Mass., and also at Richmond and Scituate, R. I. 
In 1756, at Richmond, R. I., he sold his Pembroke lands, and 
in 1765, at Scituate, R. I., he conveyed land to his son Sil- 
vanus, the deed furnishing the onty positive record of any of 
his children. It is, however, beyond doubt that the Peterson 
marriages recorded at Middleborough were those of his 
children, for his family was the only Peterson family resident 
there at that time; and the same appHes to the Peterson 
marriages recorded at Richmond and Scituate, R. I., and at 



1916] The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass. 167 

Rochester. Furthermore, there is no possible place elsewhere 
for these children. 

Children,* probably all born at Middleborough : 

16. i. SiLVANUS,* b. in 1727 (date computed from gravestone at Colrain). 

ii. Hope, m. at Rochester, 17 June 1748, Nehemiah Randall. 

ill. LusA, probably m. (intention recorded at Rochester, 12 June 1748) 
Peleq Hathaway of Freetown. 

iv. Hannah, m. (intention recorded at Rochester, 17 Nov. 1751) 
Thomas Vaughn of Middleborough. 

V. Content, m. at Richmond, R. I., 27 Oct. 1757, James Bass. 

vi. Lydl\., m. at South Kingstown, R. I., 26 Dec. 1757 (return of mar- 
riage made to Middleborough), Peter* Bennett (Peter,^ Peter ,2 
John^. 

vii. ZiLPHA, m. 13 Dec. 1757 Isaac'* Bennett (Isaac,^ Peter,^ John^) of 
Middleborough. 

viii. Nathan, mentioned at Richmond, R. I., with family, in the Cen- 
sus of 1774 and in that of 1790. 

ix. IcHABOD, m. at Rochester, 13 Apr. 1758 (being then of Richmond, 
R. I.), Sarah Clark; in 1790 a resident of Richmond, R. I., with 
family, and in 1813 a resident of Canaan, N. Y. 

X. Patience, m. at Scituate, R. I., 27 Oct. 1764, Nathan* Bennett 
(Isaac,3 Peter,2 John^. 

xi. Lemuel, m. at Scituate, R. I., 12 Jan. 1767, Dorcas Young; in 
1813 a resident of Canaan, N. Y. 

xii. Rhoda, m. at Pelham, 3 Dec. 1772, Abiezer Edson, Jr., of Middle- 
borough. t 

xiii. Ruth, hving unm. in 1800. 

11. Jonathan^ Peterson {Jonathan,^ Johri^), born at Duxbury 
20 Sept. 1706, died there 5 May 1765, aged 58 years, 7 months, 
and was buried in the old Standish burial ground. He mar- 
ried at Pembroke, 21 June 1744, Jael Dillingham of Pem- 
broke, daughter of John and Jael (Turner). In his will he 
mentions his wife Jael and children as given below, and also 
an unborn child, who, if born aUve, has not yet been identified. 
In a deed of 15 Jan. 1779 Jael, his widow, is styled of Brook- 
field, Mass., the town in which her son Turner lived. 

Children, born at Duxbury (town, church, and cemetery 
records) : 

17.1. JoHN,4b. 3 Jan. 1744/5. 

18. ii. Jonathan, b. 12 Mar. 1746 /7. 

iii. Davu), b. in 1749/50; d. 27 Aug. 1751, aged 1 year, 7 months, 17 

days. 
iv. LuRANiA, bapt. in May 1753; committed suicide at Duxbury *'9~ 

11" Mar. 1791; m. at Duxbury, 20 Apr. 1773, Charles Rider of 

Plymouth. 
v. David, of Duxbury, bapt. 24 July 1757; probably d. unm.; a 

soldier of the Revolution, attaining the rank of lieutenant and of 

captain Ueutenant. 

19. vi. Turner, bapt. 13 July 1760. 

* In corroboration of the theory that the children named here were brothers and 
sisters and were children of John and Ruth (Delano) Peterson, it may be noted that 
Lydia, Zilpha, and Rhoda were residents of Pelham, that the sole surviving grandchild 
of Rhoda Edson testifies that her grandmother was one of a large number of sisters, 
that another granddaughter left a memorandum stating that Rhoda's mother was a 
Delano, and that the unmarried sister, Ruth, lived with the mother of the writer of 
this memorandum. Furthermore, Rhoda Edson had a son named Delano Edson. 

t Abiezer Edson, Jr., was a cousin of Peter,* Isaac,* and Nathan* Bennett, his 
mother, Jael^ Bennett, having been a daughter of Peter* Bennett. He and his Bennett 
cousins were descended from Mayflower ancestors through the wife of Peter* Bennett, 
who was Priscilla Howland, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Vaughn). 



168 Reminiscences of John Davidson f^pril 

12. Reuben^ Peterson (Jonathan,^ John^), of Duxbury, born at 
Duxbury 8 Apr. 1710, died there 1 Nov. 1795, in his 86th 
year. He married first, at Duxbury, 6 July 1732, Rebecca 
Simmons of Duxbury, born at Duxbury 7 Apr. 1713, died there 
25 Jan. 1764, aged 50 years, 9 months, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Weston) and fourth in descent from John Alden of the 
Mayflower; and secondly Elizabeth Whittemore, who died 
23 July 1806, in her 83d year. 

Children by first wife, born at Duxbury: 

20. i. Elijah/ b. 12 Mar. 1732/3. 

ii. Maky, b. 21 Oct. 1734; d. unm. at Duxbury 25 June 1772, aged 
abt. 38. 

21. ill. Nehemiah, b. 29 July 1736. 

iv. Abigail, b. 16 May 1739; m. at Duxbury, 14 Feb. 1765, Zenas 

Thomas of Marshfield. 
V. Saeah, b. 30 Dec. 1740; m. at Duxbury, 3 Dec. 1767, Timothy 

Williamson. 
vi. Lydia, b. 14 Nov. 1742; d. unm. 30 Mar. 1830. 

22. vii. Thaddeus, b. 9 Mar. 1744/5. 

23. viii. Luther, b. 8 Apr. 1746. 

24. ix. Reuben, b. 10 Apr. 1749; bapt. 14 May 1749. 

25. X. Joshua, b. 20 Aug. 1751. 

26. xi. Samuel, b. abt. 1753. 

xii. Rebecca, m. at Duxbury, 14 June 1783, Bethuel Packard of 
Bridge water, b. at Bridgewater 20 Mar. 1760, s. of Timothy and 
Sarah; removed to Vassalborough, Me. 

Children by second wife: 

27. xiii. Thomas Whittemore, b. at Duxbury, 24 Mar. 1766. 

28. xiv. William, b. abt. 1768. 

[To be continued] 



REMINISCENCES OF JOHN DAVIDSON, 
A MAINE PIONEER 

Communicated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., of Brookiine, Mass. 

[Continued from page 89] 

The next Spring I returned to the eastward and clearing and cutting cord- 
wood was my most perticular work my Brother James cut him self in haytime 
that he cold not work and he brought a yoak of oxen to me and then I could 
Do better while he was with me we cut and hued timber for a Dwelling hous 
and f raimed and raised it, I agreed with and paid a man for eight thousands of 
shingles he was to have them to my landing by the next march, and I came 
to the westward and Did not return till the next June and the Shingels was 
not come, so I was Dissopinted and had to help make them, however I went 
on with my house covered it with boards and the Shingels Dug a suUer and 
weU stoned them and a Drean from each of them, however singler you may 
think it is to Dig a drean from a well, I thought it would have, some times 
filled with water from so near the surface of the earth it would not be good 
for use in the house 

In the autumn of 1774 I went to my Fathers house and on Nov. 10 Married 
to Mary Lancester * My Father gave her a present of a young cow which with 

* Mary Lancaster, daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Harvey), was born at Ameabury, 
Mass., 16 June 1747. 



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one I had before and two oxen was four head of horned cattle we had to begin 
with, with Seven Sheep Nov. 25 we gathered our little all together [7] 
And set out and about 10 days arived at our desired haven Belfast be[i]ng 
the first part of December — not having my house finished we were obliged 
to move into our log Camp — but altho it was cold I persevered in building 
a stone chimney and oven there not being any bricks in that vecinity at that 
time we must do as we could we found the stone oven Do very well, and we 
moved in the cource of the winter — 

my wife always had a fear of the Indians and in March 1775 I was in the 
woods she at her wash tub with her back toward the Dooar She thought what 
should she Do if Indians Should come here now and She alone — and in one 
minit after thought she heard something S[t]ep on the floor She turned round 
and there Stood three Indians Sanups they appeared to be hungry She fed 
them and they left the house peaceably although She was much frighted — 
circumstances of this kind [ojften happned but the same kind Providence 
who has always protectted us from harm saved us from them 

Not ha[v]ing suff[i]cent of hay to keep my little Stock on and having heard 
of a meadow about four or five milds back in the woods (and I attempted to 
find it without a pilet but as there was no roade and ) i employed a hunter to 
go and Shoe it me I etempeted to find the way hame alone, and I made so 
good a landfall that I fielt so confident I could find it that I endeavoured to 
Do it without a pit a plot [sic, ? without a pilot] I found more grass then I 
stood in need of so I Informed my neighbour Tolford Durham and he joined 
me in cuting and giting it, the nex fryday we Set Out for to find the meadow 
without a pilot, two Sithes and hengings, two Rakes, one pitch fork, one axe, 
one gun, and too Days alowence of provisions and we Set out for the meadow 
and found it not tho we came to a little Rivulet, by it we were brought us 
[sic] to goose river, it led us so that we came to old Mr, John Durhams and we 
staid there till morning and then we set out for the meadow — and Tolfords 
Bro. John Durhams with us, we all were in search of it till about noon and then 
found it and al began to moing and cut on lively till almost night and then 
John had to leve us for he had to go home alone, and Tolford and I, we cut on 
till about sun Set and then we fixt for home, [he] carried the guns and it was 
my part to carry the axe and mark trees or bushes so as we could find the way 
back when we wisht to return 

[8] Having refreshed ourselves with a little food we set out and by the time 
we came into the high woods tho we had a pocket cumpass it was of no use to 
us on account of the darkness of the night and we could not Discover whether 
we were going right or WTong ... I continued marking, tho I had a very bad 
chance for marking a road it was so dark Tolford would often say, come let 
us camp I would Speak ineouriging, to him so we kept moving along till we 
came to a precipus the edge of a swamp, there said Mr Durham we must now 
camp for if we go in there we cannot git out tonight I said to him, you stay 
here and I will go in a little way and see and feel hoow the going is and let you 
know so I went on and found it very bad, but Deerst not let it be known, but 
said to him come here, you can come heare easi anough, I capt the axe busy 
so he came and we got through, and soon after we Discouered the noise of 
water runing and it was a little rivlet runing from that swamp, it popt into 
my m[i]nd, it was the swamp Mr Houstons brook proceeded from and we 
marked no more there, but went Down the brook and going eighty Rod, to 
our joy full surprise we came to a bridge on the roade that crossed over that 
brook and we then were within about one quarter of a mild of my house, so I 
got home and Mr Durham had to go but about fourty Rods further . . . 

[11] . . . I think it was in the Summer of the yr 1776 before we knew that 
the british army had come to a stand so near us as to anker in the Bay near 
the Owls Head harbour which was about thirty miles from Belfast they 
continued there from first to last about two years and then mooved off, about 



170 Reminiscences of John Davidson [April 

that time my neighbour Durham came to my house in a great hurry and could 
Scearcly speak by Seeing the read coats glistering guns and runing he said 
they were in his field a coming toward the road from the shore and seeing us 
about the house Before these men these brittons came so near so as to Dis- 
cover my wife, She had bread baking at the fire I went and took it back, I 
took the keey to lock the Dooar but Did not lock it, as Soon as I saw the men 
I knew two of them viz Capt Strout of sandy point and Mr Black his neigh- 
beur, the chief of the time these men were coming from the shoare to the rod 
I was in the house puting things in order a little Durham said to my wife run 
run she said where shall I run Do^ti celler he said no they will bum it over 
vour head run to the woods, so She went to the woods 

And to return to these read coated men tw[e]lve in number of them, they 
ware taken prisoners further east and brought here to Belfast by three men 
and were to be conveyed heare, and they to be halped from one place to 
another till thej^ arive at h[e]adquarters at the westward, and we three John 
Durham Junr Samuel Mitchel and myself took them into a boat and carried 
them in it thirty miles to camden Som of them, were croos and ill natured 
we three set in the stern of the boat with our guns in good order and loaded 
I thinlc them twelve could have taken us tho we had guns and Sword they had 
Jacknives I think each one had a knife but the}' did not appear to 'Rash to go 
from or harm us in any way although it was in their pour to h[a]ve carried us 
to them to camsdon and left or d[e]livered them [illegible] Kap Minard to be 
Sent on by another file of men to another place and from that to another run 
till they arrive at Boston at headquarters [12] We returned to Belfast same 
Day at even had a comfortable pasage nothing harmed us nei[t]her going nor 
coming This I consider the hand of God was and is to be seen yet tho it is a 
greate many years ago such faviors is worthy our remarks 

About this time and about a year after the inhabitents was short of pro- 
vision, on account of our b[e]kig short of aminition partly, as in those days 
m[a]ny were dependent on wild meat which could not be procured without 
amunition if we are nearly out and could not obtain any and knowing col. 
Thomas Gouldthroit was intrusted with a good stock of powder ball and flint 
and if we could contrive any way to receive a way to have a part of what he 
was intrusted with from head quarters So we set out with what amintion 
we had and our guns in good order and went by water no further then cape 
gillison harbour about five miles, lest we should be Discovered and left our 
water crafts there and marched through the wood about three miles to the 
fort mr James Nichols and my Self were chosen to go to introduce the subject 
to col. gouldthroit once more we are come to ask for some of the aminision 
you were intrusted with that were in your possession and defence of the in- 
habitence of Belfast as they were Suffering for want of it and we had no other 
way to git it, he was Still obstinate and would not condecend to say anything 
like condecending we told him we were De[te]rm[i]ned to have it if it should 
be by the force of arms and by this time our company was in sight close by 
her[e] as we said h[e]re comes our assistence and you may See them we were 
Determined Not to be treated as the other two men were by him we wanted 
nothing more then what was right for us to have he cooled Down and he 
invited us to ask the men to come in and he gave to each man a pound of 
powder ball and flint And we retu[r]ned that same night to Belfast in good 
Spirits the next we heard of him the Con. he gathered up all and went on 
Board a british vessel and left the country and we have not heard from him 
afterward as yet so that what we received we saved. 

I think it was the same summer it might be a month after this former fray 
took place provisions were very scerce and them that had large famiUes had 
hard comming along with them Mr nichols as much as any one, there was 
three vessels [13] Came into the harbous after noon and he bought two bags 
of Indian com with Butter he carried from home with him And as it was night 



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and as he was far from home he said he would leve his corn till morning and 
call then and take it, so he went ashore to Mr Millers and Staid over night, 
the vessel he left his corn and bags in wore made prises of and the other 
vessels likewise and Nichols could neither Receive bags nor corn, this mans 
name that made prises of these vessels is James Curgill an Amirican he came 
not weak handed for we were but few in number in comperison to him and 
his two hundred men that he brought on board the three vessels he had taken, 
then he came to the fort point at the mouth of Penobscut River near to where 
the fort stood and burned it to ashes, now whan Curgill was here and burned 
the fort that Stood about Eight miles from where I lived when in Belfast I 
saw Mr Nichols Soon after he had been so served by being Robed of his corn 
and Bags, he said if he ever comes within the length of my arm off sabb[a]th 
Day I w[i]ll blacken his eye for him so I saw no more of nor heard anything 
of him till the next summer, and he came then poor and baging for our 
assistence to try to Set him clear from what he had so unrighteously Done, 
and whan he burnt the fort but insted of our assisting him if we had been 
caled into a court of justice we must have been as evidence against him, I 
speake with him and Mr Houston they said they were going to Mr. Clarks 
and in a short time after Nichols came along, he appeared to be in a great 
hurry he asked if I saw Curgill I said I Did see him and Houston going to 
clarks and he went on quick the next I heard of them Nichols asked Curgill 
to come to the Dooar and about the first, Nichols with his fist nockt curgill 
Down and blaken his eye as he said tho houston and dark was there and they 
prevented nichols from having his will on curgill, and I have heard no more 
about Curgill after, nor for burning the fort nor for taking our enemarican 
[sic\ vessels and frusterateing the owners of there entended desire 

I mention these circumstances to Showe the Spirit of the times and some 
of the trials the inhabitents enduered I will mention one circumstance took 
place to show the Spirit of [sic] Coll. gouldthroit before mention had one of 
my neighbouers came here a Mr Stimpson the only man that was in the 
vecinity Aft[er] I he came here to live hear [14] To Belfast to assist him at 
the fort and with others in the vicinity were under the Cols. Subjection and 
Did pretty much as he said — one Day when the Conl. was at Stimsons on 
a visit towards night his cattle came about the house he walked out to see the 
cattle he fixed his eye on one that was soperior to any other and swore him 
out of his beautifull young cow he said he would Send two men in the morning 
and take her away and cept her and never gave him any pay for her not 
withstandiug Stimpson was a poor man and had harde giting along without 
being Robed of his best young cow and he being a poor man could ill Spare 
her and many others arbitrary things the Col. did previous to our going and 
Demanding the amminition at the fort — 

[To be concluded] 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 

PLAINFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

The Quinebaug Plantation, in what is now Windham Co., Conn., 
was incorporated as a town in May 1699, and at a town meeting held 
on the last day of that month the town government was organized. 



172 Plainfield Church Records [April 

In Oct. 1700 the Governor of the Colony named the new town 
Plainfield. 

The people of this region, including the present towns of Plainfield 
and Canterbury, from time to time since the coming of the first 
settlers, about 1650, had held religious meetings, sometimes on the 
east side and sometimes on the west side of the Quinebaug River. 
At the first town meeting, on 31 May 1699, it was voted : ''To give 
the Rev. Mr. Coit a call for one quarter of a year for ten pounds." 
This call was accepted, and Rev. Joseph Coit preached in the town 
during the summer. On 5 Sept. 1699, at a town meeting legally 
warned, it was voted: "that wee should Still Indevour to have the 
Gospel preached amongst us;" and on the same day it was also voted : 
"that we should Indeavour to gett the Reverend m^ Coit to remain 
another quarter of a year with us for that end." On 18 Sept. 1699 
Mr. Coit gave a receipt for the sum of £10. Several times thereafter 
Mr. Coit was asked to remain for longer or shorter intervals; and 
on 3 Jan. 1704/5 a church, consisting of ten men, was organized, 
and he was ordained as its pastor. No record, however, of the 
organization of the church, the covenant, or the ordination has been 
preserved. 

Mr. Coit remained as pastor until he was dismissed at his own 
request on 16 Mar. 1747/8, Rev. David Rowland succeeding him and 
serving as pastor from 17 Mar. 1747/8 to 23 Apr. 1761. A Separate 
Church had been organized at Plainfield in 1746. Its adherents 
objected to being taxed for the support of the minister of the First 
Church, and the religious dissensions in the town embittered the later 
years of the aged Mr. Coit's pastorate. The number of those at- 
tached to the Separate Church increased until they included the 
greater part of the people of the town. In 1760 two ecclesiastical 
societies covering the same territory were authorized in Plainfield, the 
older society to have two thirds of the annual rate and the Separate 
Church to have one third. Religious strife, however, still continued, 
until in 1769 the parish tax was abolished, and the adherents of the 
Separate Church returned to the First Church, Rev. John Fuller being 
installed as pastor of the reunited societies on 3 Feb. 1769. After the 
death of Mr. Fuller, 3 Oct. 1777, the church had for several years no 
settled pastor; but on 23 Dec. 1784 Rev. Joel Benedict, who received 
later the degree of Doctor of Divinity, was installed over the church 
and served as its pastor until his death on 13 Feb. 1816. It was not 
until Feb. 1820, some six months after the date of the latest entry in 
the records which are printed below, that Rev. Orrin Fowler entered 
upon the pastorate over this church. 

Prior to 23 July 1747 the records of the First Church were not kept 
separately, but were entered only in the books of the town. Below is 
given a verbatim copy of the church records from 23 July 1747 to 
22 August 1819. In the original records no explanation is to be found 
of the various letters or abbreviations which sometimes precede or 
follow the names, such as x, dd, d.d., o.d.d., etc. 



1916] Plainfield Church Records 173 

Church Register 

For the Chh of Christ in Plainfield Procured by y^ Pastor Anno Domini 
Millissimo Septingentessimo Quinquagesimo primo 

Call & Ordination of y® Minister. 

Att a Town Meeting Legally warned in Plainfield July 23^ AD: 1747 
The Inhabitants of s^ Town Gave M^ David Rowland a Candidate for the 
Ministry, a Call to settle with them in the Gospel Ministry; And made him 
the Following offers for his Support while he Continued with them in the work 
oflthe Ministry, as is Evident from the votes of the Town; A Copy whearof 
is|hear Inserted att which meeting John Crery Esq; was Chosen Moderator. 

voted, 

1. That the Inhabitants of Said Town give M^ David Rowland a Call to 
Settle in y® Gospel Ministry. 

2. To Give M^ David Rowland y^ Sum of £700 in Bills of Credit old Tenor 
to be Paid in Two Equal payments in Two years after his Acceptance, for 
Settlement. 

Att a Town Meeting Legally Warned in Plainfield December 3<^ AD: 1747 
John Crery Chosen Moderator, voted as follows, 

1. To Give M^ David Rowland ye Sum of £400 In BiUs of Credit old Tenor 
for his Yearly Salery & his fire Wood: 

And that y® Salery (notwithstanding y^ Depreciateing of money or bill of 
Credit) may be kept as Good as at Present, and the Credit of y® money 
maintained: voted, 

2. That the following species with their several prices shall be a Standard, 
or that upon which the Above s^ Salery shall be Stated Yearly to preserve y® 
Credit of y® Above s^ Sum viz Wheet at one pound four shillings p'^ Bushel, 
Rye at Eighteen shillings p'^ Bushel, Indian Corn at Twelve shillings p^ 
Bushel, Oats at Eight shillings p'^ Bushel, Beef at one shilhng p^ Pound, Pork 
at Two shilhngs p^ Pound according as any or all of these species shall be 
raised by above s^ Sallery shall in proportion from year to year. 

These propositions were Complied with and Accepted which was offered 
and Pubhckly read in Town Meetuig February 2^ AD: 1747/8. The same 
may be Seen in the Town Records. 

After the Town had proposed as above, and I had Accepted The Chh was 
Called, (to See wheather they would Concur with the Town in y® Invitation) 
by their Rev^ Pastor M"^ Coit which was on February 3^ AD: 1747/8. A 
Copy of the Vote is as follows, which was also Recorded in y® Town Records, 
viz att a Chh Meetmg legally warned held in Plainfield Feb 3^ 1747/8 Then 
M"" David Rowlands Answer to y® Town of Plainfield to Settle in y® work of y© 
Gospel Ministrey in Said Town Dated Feb. 2d AD. 1747/8 was read in Said 
meeting to the Chh : and y® Question put to y® Chh wheather you will accept 
of y® s^ M^ Rowland as your Pastor Answered in y® Affermitive by a great 
Majority. 

Test by Joseph Coit Pastor of y® Chh. 

The Above Recorded pr me Timo : Peirce Town Clark 

Tess* David Rowland Pastor 

In persuance hear unto an Ecclesiastical Counsel was Call'^ for the ordina- 
tion March 15*^^ AD :1748. That is for the ordination of M^ David Rowland 
a Candidate Licenced by Fairfield Association to Preach y® Gospel. 
The Counsel present were as follows, viz 

Elders Messengers. 

M^ Ebenezer Williams, Moderator Dec Ebn^ Holbrook 
Present ^^ Sam" Dorrance Dec. John Casen 

rnu T>p^d M^ Marston Cabbot Dea Jonathan Clough 

ineiiev M'' Sam" Mosely Dec WiU^^ Durkee 

M^ Ebn'" Devotion Dec Nathaniel Bingham 

Scribe 



174 Plainfield Church Records [April 

The Counsel after Seeking to God by Prayer for Light and Direction in the 
affair that might be Laid before them Proceeded to Examine M^^ Rowland. 
Received Satisfaction Concerning His ministerial Abilities & Qualifications, 
being also Certified that he was a Regular member of y^ Chh of Cimst In 
Stratfield. 

March 16^^ The Rev^ M'" Coit former Pastor Appeared before the Counsel 
and Desired a dismission by reason of his advanced Age and some other 
Reasons, all Which so influenced y® Counsels Judgment that y^ according to 
his Desire & y® Peoples Consent Dismissed him. And altho' objections were 
thrown in the way of the ordination Chiefly by a number of People Call'd 
Seperates who most Contemptuously Treat y® whole Body of y^ Standing 
Ministry yet on March 17*^ the Counsel unanimously resolved to Proceed to 
y® ordination of M^^ David Rowland as a Successor to y® Aged and Rev^ M'^ 
Joseph Coit in his Pastoral over y^ Chh and Congregation in this Town: 
which was Performed in the following meathod; viz The Rev^ M'' Coit began 
with Prayer The Rev^ M'" Mosly Preached; the Rev^ M'^ Dorrance Prayed 
before the Charge. The Rev^ M^^ Williams Gave y^ Charge and the Rev<^ 
M^ Devotion ye Right Hand of Fellowship. 

Tesst David Rowland Pastor 

Att a Chh meeting Plainfield April 23^ Anno Domini 1761, held p'" adjourn- 
ment, voted, 

1. that Deacon Jacob Warrin and Timothy Wheeler be a Com** to take 
care of and loan out the Chhs money. 

That Deacon Jacob Warrin and Elezer Spalding be a Com** to converse 

with &c — Tho^ How who had neglected Gospel ordinences and Mess^^ 

Samii Hall & Nathaniel Sterns to a Com** amos Spalding who had 

neglected Gospel ordinances &c 

2. That considering the unhappy difficulties & divisions that have for a 
long Season Subsisted among us and which are like to continue, the Deep 
rooted prejudices in the minds of many which render the gospel preached 
among us in a great measure ineffectual; — the society signifying their Desire 
of the removal of our Rev^i pastor The Difficulties attending his Support, 
revewing these things we do tho' with the greatest reluctance consent to his 
dismission from his pastoral relation in this place, and desire that a number of 
neighbouring Chh be by him call'd for the purpose: — and hearby we would 
express our charity towards him and that we heartily recommend him to the 
charity & Fellowship of the christian Chh wherever God in providence may 
Call him. 

Pr David Rowland Clerk 

October 22, 1768, the church voted to call Rev. John Fuller to the pastor- 
ate. November 2, 1768, Mr. Fuller accepted the call and was installed 
February 3, 1769. 

Plainfield 3^ October 1777 This day departed this life the Rev^ John Fuller 
Pastor of the Church of the first society in this Place. 

October 22, 1784, the church voted to call Rev. Joel Benedict to the pas- 
torate. November 16, 1784, his acceptance was announced, December 23, 
following he was voted a member of the church in the First society in Plain- 
field and that day installed as its pastor. 

Deacons. 
July 14*^ AD: 1749 The Chh met According to previous Appointment in 
order to Chose a Deacon. And After Prayer to God Levt. Benjamin Wheeler 
was Chosen Deacon. 
Afterwards refused to serve in Place. 

Test David Rowland Pastor 



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March 23^ AD : 1749 or /50 Att a Chh Meeting Publickly and Previously 
warned, and opened by Prayer the Church was Lead to y® Choise of a Deacon 
when Jacob Warren was Chosen and accepted 

Test David Rowland Pastor 

att a Chh meeting July 1^*^ Anno Domini 1757, (previously warned) at the 
usual place Voted 

That Deacon Timothy Wheeler be a Com^^^man with y^ pastor, in the room 
of Dea. Jacob Warrin, who is removed out of Town, to take care of s^ Legacy 
left y« Chh. 

Conclud. 

David Rowland Clerk 

Plainfield May y^ 4 day AD. 1769 The Church made choice of Timothy 
Wheeler Benjamin Cary Isaac Coit, and James Bradford to serve in the office 
of Deacons in and for this Church. 

Plainfield November the 3^ day 1 769 att a C^ Meeting previously warned 
and held at the Meeting House then and there Benjamin Cary accepted of the 
office of a Deacon in this C^^. Att the same Meeting the C^^ made choice of 
Elisha Pain to be their 2d Deacon. 

pr John Fuller O'^^ Clerk 

Plainfield November y® 4*^ 1774 Then Samuel Warren accepted of the 
Deacon^ office in this Church, being previously chosen thereto by the Church. 

Test. John Fuller Pastor. 

June 6, 1805, our Brothers Jeremiah Leffiiigwell and David Kiiight, were 
Chosen Deacons of the Church. 

Jan. 25, 1816. At a meeting of the Church, duly warned, and holden at 
the House of M'" Luther Smith, our Brother Co^ Abel Andros was chosen to 
the office of a Deacon in this Church, and accepted the appointment. 

April, 1817 At church meeting duly warned & holden at the Academy, our 
brother Renaldo Burleigh was chosen to the office of Deacon in this church 
& accepted the appointment. 

At a C^^ Meeting warned and held in plainfield on the 2^ day of Febr^ 1769 
at which Meeting The Major parts of the old C^^ so Called Met with the 
New C^^ so Called and Cordially agreed and joined together in one C^ upon 
Cambridge platform of C^^ Gouernment & Disapline as held & Exprest by the 
Confesion &c of said New C^^ 

Test — Elisha Paine C^^^ Clerk 

Persons that have been admitted to Communion By this, or Recommended 
from other C^^^^ 

1748 April Judith Huchins. dismissed 

Asa Spaldmg Dismissed 
1753 May Daniel Woodward 

May 24 Elezer Fairbanks 

Prudence Fairbanks 
X Mary Spalding 
Sept. X Susanna WiUiams 

1755 July 13 x Parnal Spalding 

Mary Dow Dismissed 
1757 Septbr 4 Benj^ Spalding Ju^ 

Rachel Spalding 
July 2 Mary Rowland 

1759 Septbr 1st Elezer Spalding 

Ebenezer Dibbel 
Joseph Barrit 
Josiah Russel 



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[April 



^ 



Alis Margan 
IV^ ' Joseph Warren 

Names of Such as own,d their Bapt. Covenant 



1748 October 23. 

1749 July 30 

1750 July 20 
Decemb. 30. 

1751 March 24 



John Hall 

Ephraim Hewitt & his wife Mary. 
Jemima Hall 

Thomas Gallop & Hannah his wife 
Lemuel Dean and his wif Mary 
October 20^^^ Mary Crery 
1752 January 26 Micajah Adams & his wife Elisabeth. 



May 31 



Oct. 15 
1757 June 5 

July 31 
1762 May 



Rebecca Stevens. 
Simon Stevens. 
Benjamin Adams Junr 
Joseph Warrin & his wife Eunice 
John Apply and his wife abigail 
Jonathan Woodward Ju'^ and his wife Delight 
And^ Hirick and his wife Abigal 
1763 July ye 13^^ Mary Crery 

Names of C^^ Members. 

These here solemnly Covenant and Promise by the Help of God Spirit 
and Grace. 

X Samii Stearns Deacon 
X Jacob warren Deacon 
X wilUam marsh 
X Joseph Lawrenc 
X Isaac WiUiams 

Benjamin Spalding 

Samuel Hall 

Jonathan Woodward 

Eben^ Stearns 



X 
X 



X Absom Negro 
X John Crery 
X Joshua Whitny 
Moses Barrit Dismissed 
William Spalding 
Jonathan Dean 
WilHam Dean 
Amos Spalding 

Hoch Hall [These two words crossed 
out.] 

lel Stearns 
lin Wheeler 

25 



20 



timothy wheler — D. 




10 


Nathanel Stearns 


Stephen Hall 






Benjamin Wheeler 


Samuel Warren 






Isaac Wheeler 


thomas how 






X Ephraim Kingsbury 




[In 


pencil: 


January 1751] 


Females who renewed y® Covenant 


X Sarah Wheeler 






Hannah Spalding 


Phebe Kingsbury 






X Mary Shepard 


X Mary Laurance 






Hanah Spalding 


X Phebe How 






Mary Peirce 


X Sarah Fellows 






Mary Sterns 


Marthah WiUiams x 






Prudence Wheeler 


Mary Parkhust 






Sarah Bump 


Abigail Warren 






Phebe Cady 


Elizabeth Hall 






Mary Dean 


Sarah Dean 




10 


Abigal Dean Dismissed 


Deborah Spalding 






X Lydia Spalding 


Hannah Wheeler 






Mary Shepard 


X Ester Kingsbury 






Judah Williams 


Elizabeth Warren 






Ruth Underwood 


Mehetable Woodward 






Abigail Parkhust 


Sarah Laurance 






Mercy Wheeler Dismissed 


Persiluh Marsh Dismissed 





20 



30 



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177 



The Covenant that the Church of Christ in Plainfield came into 

Sept^br the 5 Ad 1768 

[Signers] 



Revd John Fuller pastor o. d. d. 

Timothy Whealer Decon 

Isaac Coit o. d. d. 

Jams Bradford d. d. 

EUsha Paine x 

Benj^ Cary x 

Daniel Clark o.d.d. 

Ezekiel Apley 

Thomas Stevens x 

Joseph Spalding d. d. 

Daniel Woodard o. d. d. 

Stephen Stoyle 

Ebenezer Sterns x 

Benjamin Whealer o. d. d. 

Isaac Whealer o. d. d. 

Benja Spalding o. d. d. 

Stephen Hall 

SamU Warrin 

William Parke 

^ Prisillia Douglas x 
Ruthe Lee x 
Cristabel Parke 
AlUs Apley d-d 
Ruthe Coit o d-d 
Easther Hall d. d. 
Deborah Spalding o. d. d. 
Ruthe Underwood o. d. d. 
AHse Morgain 
Hannah Whealer o. d. d. 
Mary Sterns x 
Lodema Fuller x 
Lydia Spalding 
Sarah Laurence x 
EUzabeth SPalding x 
Mary Spalding the wife 

of Oliver Spalding 
Abigail Aply 
Marther Morgan x 
Sarah Northrop 



Nathaniel Sterns dd 
John Gallup d. d. 
Elisha Pirkin d. d. 
Joseph Kinne x 
Jonathan Woodward dd 
Josiah Spalding x 
WiUiam Robison 
Joseph Eaton d. d. 
John Cady d. d. 
Job Wheeler 
Joel Benedict Pastor 
1784 Dec 23. Thomas Andros x 
N. Deacon Jeremiah Leffingwell 
and X his wife 

(omitted by mistake) 
N. John Apley x 

(omitted by mistake ad [sic] the 
year he joined not recollected) 



Females 



Judah Parkhust x 
Mary Benjamins 
Annee Downing x 
Mary Spalding 
Allice Withey 
Ruth Spalding x 
Isabala Douglas 

Convis o d-d 
Anna Clark 
Lucy Eaton d. d. 
Prudence Wheeler 
Jonathan Woodward*" wife 
Keziah Cady Widow o. d. d. 
Lucy Mc farhng d. d. 
Martha Starkwether dd Wife 

of Jabez Starkwether 
Prudence Carr wife 

of Robert Carr 
Unice Parrish 

of Elijah Parrish 



Names of persons Reced into the Church while under the Pastoral care 
of J. Benedict. 

1784. Dec^ 23. Mary Philips, wife of Asa PhiHps 

Thomas Andros 

Phlmada Parish by recommendation from a Chh in Can- 
terbury 

Hutchinson Farlan. x 

Joanna Cady x 
1793. March 3. Ezra Warren x 

Jatham Warren and Jerusha his wife x x 

Ester Dean x 

Sarah French x 



178 Plainfield Church Records [April 

April 7. Anna Shepard wife of Cap* Abraham Shepard by recom- 
mendation from the Chh. in North Woodstock Dis. 
Hannah Shepard wife of M'' Joseph Shepard by recom- 
mendation from the Chh in Newent. 
Rebekah Warren wife of Ezra warren by recommendation 

from the Chh in Dolton 
EHsabeth Shepard wife of Simon Shepard Ju^ By recom- 
mendation from the C^^ in l^t Society in Canterbury 
Dis 
Abigail Branch x Daughter of Cap* Moses Branch 
1794. Feb. 9.* Abiah Douglas x Daughter of Geni J. Douglas. 

Meriam Eaton 
July 27 Abigail Spalding wife of Jesse Spalding Dis 

Sarah Stringer x 
Sep. 28 Sarah Perkins x wife of D^ Elisha Perkins. 
1796 July 31 Cynthia Dunlap, wife of Robert Dunlap. 

1798 June S^ Mary Robinson wife of D^ Robinson x 

Widow Lydia Stevens x 

1799 June 9 wife of Manuel Ejnne x 

Grace Smith wife of Aaron Smith by recommendation 

from a church in Dedham & a Chh in Needham. 
Deacon David Knight and Margaret his wife, by recom- 
mendation from the second Church in Lisbon x 
1802. March 28 Ruth Smith wife of Luther Smith. 

1804. Aug. 3 David Kinne, By Recommendation from the first Chh in 

Canterbury. 

1807. May 3. Mary Woodward, Daughter of Elias Woodward. 

1808. Nov 20 Anna Robinson, Relict of the late WilUam Robinson x 

Geni James Gordon x and Rebekah his wife x 
Col. Abel Andross x and Bridget his wife. 

1809. Aug. 4. Rachel Shepard x wife of Capt. Simon Shepard. 

1810. Aug. 26. Anna Andros, Daughter of Col A. Andros x 

Esther Eaton, daughter of Cap. E. Eaton 

Loreha Bingham Daughter of Gm-den Bingham of Canter- 
bury. 
Sep. 3. Eunice Kinne, rehct of David Kmne 

Azubah Shepard, wife of Job Shepard Dis 
Sep* 30. WilHam Olney of Providence x 

Abigail Knight, x Daughter of Deacon D. Knight. 
Nov. 25. Elisabeth Cutler wife of Simon Cutler. 

Olive Farnham x wife of Cap* Stephen Farnham. 

Rebekah Woodward Daughter of Elias Woodward Dis 

1811. Jan 20. Nathaniel Hewet, of N. London Rector of the Academy 

Dis 
March 31. Sarah Benedict, wife of the Pastor. 
April 5 Mary Fuller wife of D'' S. Fuller by recommendation from 
^ the C^^ in Abington 

Pamela Douglas, wife of John Douglas Esq By recom- 
mendation from the Church in Abington. 
Nancy Jones, wife of Simeon Jones, By recommendation 
from the Church in North Preston. 
May 5 * John Douglas Esq. 
May 26. Elisabeth Lester wife of Erastus Lester. 

Katharine Gordon wife of James Gordon jun^ 
Martha Smith and Olive Smith Daughters of M^ Luther 
Smith. 
June 30. Jeremiah Van Renselaer of Albany. 



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179 



Sept 29. 



Nov 24. 



1812. Jan. 26. 
Feb. 2. 



March 6. 
May 31. 



1813. May 23. 

1814. Aug. 5 

1815. May 14. 



1817. April 
1819. Aug 22 



1748 

March 20^^ 

May 1st 

ibid 

June 12*11 

July 13tt 
17th 

ibid 

September 25 
October 16. 

23d 
ibid 
ibid 

30th 

30 
1749 
March 2d 

19 

April 9th 
June 18 
July 2d 

30th 
August 13 

29 
September 10 

VOL. LXX. 



Mrs. Mercy Apley wife of mr. John Apley. x 

Mrs. Sarah Andros, wife of mr. Benjamin Andros. 

Dolly Palmer and Sarah Palmer Daughters of mr. Walter 
Palmer. 

Clarissa Wolcot, granddaughter of Ephraim Wheeler Esq 
Dis 

Margaret Benedict, Daughter of the Pastor. Dis 

Mary Lester, Daughter of M^ Timothy Lester. 

Experience Wallen. 

Susanna Benedict, Daughter of the Pastor 

Walter Palmer jn^ x 

Sally Danielson, daughter of Gen^ Danielson of Kil- 
lingley 

Elias Parkis and Freeloye his wife. 

Phebe Brown wife of John Brown. 

Harmony Crary, wife of Capt. A. Crary. x 

Lois Bradford, wife of Henry Bradford. 

Lucy Prior, Daughter of Benjamin Prior. 

Polly Cleavland, wife of John Cleavland, by recommen- 
dation from the Chh in Sharon, Vermont. 

Apama Peirce, Relict of D'" John Peirce 

Mary Stevens Daughter of Revd Thomas Stevens de- 
ceased. 

Rinaldo Burleigh by recommendation from the college 
church in New haven 

Olive Robinson 

Emaline Robinson 

Mary Ann Kingsley 

Lydia Fuller. 

Baptisms. 

Ebenezer Sterns of Ebn. & Mary Sterns 
Hannah Parkhust of Joseph & Judeth Parkhust. 
Ann A, James & Sybil of Ezra & Dean 

Lucy Dean of Nathaniel and Lucy Dean 
Simon, Indean, on account Benj"^ Spalding Jn'' 
Mary Spalding of Ruben & Mary Spalding 
Anna Saterly of Benidick & Elisabeth Saterly 
Olive Dow of Thomas and Mary Dow 
Aaron Wheeler of Isaac & Hannah Wheeler 
Hezekiah Cole of Hezh and Cole 

Miriam Smith y® wife of Jonathan Smith 
Johannah Smith of Jonathan & Miriam Smith 
John & Olive HaU of John & olive Hall 
Lisha a mulatto on his own Account 

Joseph, Marcy, William, Hannah, Sarah, Isaac, Israel, 
Anna, John, Underwood of Isaac & Ruth Underwood 

Sarah Shepard of David & Shepard 

Jerusha Gallop of John & Briggit Gallop 

Job Parkhust of Samuel & Parkhust 

Mehitabel Woodward of Jonathan & Mehetable Wood- 
ward 

Benjamin Hewit of Ephraim & Mary Hewit 

Stephen Hall of Stephen & Ester Hall 

Rebeccah Apply of James & Allis Apply. 

Dresser How of Josiah & Patience How. 
12 



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[April 



1748 
June 12 
1749 

October 15 
22 
1750 

March 11 
25 
April 8 
22 
June 3 
July 8 
22 
ib 

August 10 
October 14 
November 11 
December 2. 
30. 

1751 

January 
Feb. 3. 
March 3 
24 
June 16 
July 28 
August 18 
October 20 

1752 
Jan. 5*h 
Feb. 23d 
April 5^^ 
12th 

ibi 

26 
May 3d 

24 

21[sic] 
ibi 
June 7th 

21 
Aug: 16 

30 
October 15 
ibi 

29 
Nov 5th 

Anno Domini 
March 11 
25 
April 1 
8 
ib. 



1753 



Thomas Larrance of Tho™ & Sarah Larrance 

John Parkhust of Joseph & Mary Parkhust Jur 
Elezer Cady of William & Phebe Cady 

Pernel Dean of Nat^ & Dean 

Cynthia Sterns of Ebenezer & MsiTy Sterns 
Delight Russel of Josiah russel 

Joseph Parkhust of Joseph & Judeth Parkhust 
Josiah Wheeler of Isaac & hannah Wheeler 
Eunice Dean of James & Mary Dean 
Anna Read of Jemima Hall, l^t Husband 
Silus Hall of Jemima & John Hall 
Martha Barret of Moses and Mary Barret. 
Olive Wheeler of Benj. & Prudence Wheeler 
James of Secer 

John Gallop of John & Bridget Gallop 
Thomas Gallop of Tom^ & Hannah Gallop 
13 for y^ year 

Josiah Robinson of Eber & Mary Robinson 
Lucy Hall of Stephen & Ester Hall 
Bettey Fairbanks of Elezer & Prudence Fairbanks 
Josiah & Mary Dean of Mary & Lemuel Dean 
John Shepard of David & Shepard 

Lucy Shepard of Mary & Sam^^ Shepard 
Ebenezer & Daniel Harris of Daniel & Anna Harris 
Elizabeth Crery of John & Mary Crery 

Whole number for the year [Figure crossed out.] 

Delight Dean of Lemuel & Mary Dean 

Azariah Adams of mecajah & Elisabeth Adams 

Mary Parkhust of Sam'' & Mary Parkhust 

Daniel Dow of Thomas & Mary Dow 

Cristopher Dean of James & Mary Dean 

Frederick Brownlee of Robert & Persila Brownlee 

Prisilla Sterns of Ebenezer & Mary Sterns 

Abel Stevens of Syprian Stevens 

Asa Hall of John & Jemima Hall 

Molle Stevens of Simon & Marcy Stevens 

John & Hannah Stevens of Nehemiah & Rebeca Stevens 

Elezer Farebanks of Elezer & Prudence Farebanks 

Shephard Wheeler of Tim^ and mary Wheeler 

Phoneas Spalding of Ruben & Mary Spalding 

Asa Gallop, of John 

Sarah Harris of Ebenezer and Anne Harris 

Jerusha Adams of Benj» and Jerusha Adams 

Russel of Josiah Russel 

Lucy Wheeler of Benj°a & Prudence Wheeler 
Total 19 

John Crery of John Ju and Mary Crery 

Brigett Gallop of John & Briget Gallop 

Rachel Woodward of Daniel & Woodward 

Mercy Woodward of Jonathan & Woodward 

Eliphelet Adams of Micajah & Elisabeth Adams 



1016] Notes 181 

15 Hodges Cutler of Beach & Cutler 

June 3d Ruben Parkhust of Joseph & Mary Parkhust Jur 

10 Levi Adams of Benj"i & Adams 

August 5 Calvin Parkhust of Joseph & Judah Parkhust 

Sep* 9*^ William Brownlee of Robert & Persilla Brownlee 

ib. Deliverance Robison of Ebenezer & Mary Robison 

October 7*^ Sarah (Indian) 

Eunice Dean of James & Mary Dean 
Decemb. 9*^ Abigal Warrin of Sam^i & Abigal Warrin 

Total 14 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 January 1916. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice-President Chase pre- 
siding. 

The minutes of the December meeting were read and approved, and the reports 
of the Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Four resident members were elected by ballot. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Society hereby extends to John Albree, Esq., until recently 
Recording Secretary, its thanks for his gift of a valuable desk for the Secretary's 
office. 

Pe-ahm-e-squeet (Floating Cloud), of Oklahoma, then gave an interesting 
description of Indian life, appearing in Indian costume and illustrating her theme 
by song and dance. 

After the meeting the usual reception for members and their friends was held. 

2 Februxiry. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 

1 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were read and approved, and the reports of 
the Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Thirteen resident members were elected by ballot. 

The paper of the afternoon, by James Duncan Phillips, A.B., of Boston, on 
Salem Ships and Shipmasters, gave a very interesting and comprehensive account 
of the rise and fall of the shipping interests of Salem, and was illustrated by 
stereopticon slides. 

On motion of Hon. Henry Nichols Blake a vote of thanks to the speaker was 
adopted. 

After the meeting the usual reception for members and their friends was held. 



NOTES 

Saunders (Sanders). — The will of John^ Sanders of Braintree, Mass., dated 
10 Jan. 1683 [1683/4], is on file in the Suffolk County probate court, but was not 
recorded imtil a few years ago, because it was never allowed. * It proves that he was 

* A copy of this will may now be found in Suffolk Probate Records, New SeriesJ 
vol. 3, pp. 170-172. 



182 Notes [April 

the father of Josiah Sanders, whose daughter Martha married Nicholas Salisbury, 
the ancestor of the Salisbury families of Boston and Worcester, Mass. Savage did 
not name Josiah among John^ Sanders's children, and he was also in doubt as to 
the parentage of John,^ although the latter was clearly proved to be the son of 
Martin^ Sanders of Braintree by the agreement between Martin's sons and sons- 
in-law which was printed in the Register, vol. 10, p. 87.* John- Sanders's will 
is as follows: 

" The last will & testament of John sanders January the lO^h 1683 

" I John sanders Being weke in body yet through the goodnes of god whole in my 
mind and of perfect understanding and memory and considering the duty that lies 
upon mee god speking aloud to me by his hand upon me to set my hous in order in 
obedienc to whos will I Resighn up my seK soul and body, to be at his dispose in 
life & death hopeing in his mercy that as he hath given me life & breth & being & 
preserved me all my days in all the changes I have pased through and hath freely 
by his grace caled me out of the world from a state of sin and deth into a state of 
grace and life & Redeemed my soul with the precius blod of Jesus christ into whos 
hands I comitt my soul becaus he hath Redeemed it my body I comitt to the erth 
to be desently beryed at the discretion of frends 

"and for that outward estate god hath gcousiy given mee I giv and dispose it as 
foloweth 

"i. I give and beqweth unto my son John sanders all my land at pomkin hill 
and medow and all the land at whom on the south est side of the high way save 
only that which the cow hous stands on : and I give him my orchard and barn on 
the same side as also I give him the the nue end of my dweling hous and the lene- 
toe on the backside and the seler in the lenetoe and the land on the backside of 
the hous from brother Rugleses orchard to the path that leads down to the brook 
from the lenetwo seler door and I give him two steers and a cow and a hefer with 
calf and yong black hors & I give him my fether bed & bedsted and furnitur and 
I give him a coper and an iron pot and two pewter platers and a scelitt 

"2 ly I give and beqweth to my son Josiah sanders the old end of my dweling 
hous and the lentwo on the backside of it and al the land and medow agasent from 
the path at the lenetwo seler doore that Runs to the brook all the land and medov*' 
unto iohn milsis orchard and I give him the cow hous & the land it stands on and 
I give him the one half of the playn to be eqwaly devided betwen him & my dau- 
ther mary he to have that side next the widow barbers orchard the other half part 
of the playne I give to my dauther marey and I give to my son Josiah sanders a 
fether bed and bedsted and curtayns and furniture to it : and a bras kettle & iron 
pott and skehtt & two pewter plates and for my land bought of Joseph penimaii 
and my boot and al the Rest of my estate I leve it to satisfy my iust and lafuli 
depts and when they ar discharged I give the Remainder to my son Josiah and my 
dauther mary to be eqwaly devided Betwen them and I leve my son wiliam 
vasey the sole executor of this my last will and testament he and his wofe and 
children to in joy the profitts and in com of my estate untill my John & Josiah 
sanders com to the age of twenty years and if god Remove ether John or Josiah by 
deth before they atayn to the age above specified then that estate apertayning to 
that person shall be eqwaly devided betwen thos two of my children that survive 
my meaning is that John shal injoy his part when he corns to the age of twenty 
years and Josiah his part when he coms to the age of twenty years 

John Sanders [Seal] 
"Sighned & sealed in the presenc of 

us ffrancis Nucom The above will was p^sented by WiUiam Vasay y© Executor 

Samuel Tompson therein named and proved by his Owne Oath to be y© last 

will & testament of ye above Written John Sanders. 
Sworn ye 28th March 1689 before me." 

In a deed dated 1 Oct. 1684 John Sanders, Senior, yeoman, of Braintree, *'in 
consideration of my late conjugal relations to their deceased mother," gives "to 
my sons by her body John Sanders and Josiah Sanders all that my land ... in 
Braintree . . . upon Pompeon hills," etc. (Suffolk Deeds, lib. 16, fo. 207.) 
Probably this deed was made because the grantor was contemplating a second 
marriage, of which Savage seems to have been ignorant, but which is proved by 
the following facts, viz.: on 16 Oct. 1693 Wilham Veazey of Braintree and Mary 

* John* Sanders, son of Martin and Rachel, was baptized in the parish of All Saints, 
Sudbury, co. Suffolk, Eng., 5 Mar. 1627/8 (REQiaxEK, vol. 66, pp. 176-177). 



1916] Notes 183 

his wife conveyed to Francois Lezare of Bolton, goldsmith, certain lands in Brain- 
tree {ih., lib. 16, fo. 263); on 20 Oct. 1693 Hannah Sanders, rehct, widow of John 
Sanders, late of Braintry, and John Sanders and Josiah Sanders, sons of the before- 
mentioned John Sanders, quitclaimed the same estate to Francois Lezare {ih.y 
lib. 16, fo. 265). This second wife, Hannah, married (2) at Brain tree, 15 Nov. 
1704, Caleb Hobart. By John Sanders she had three children not named by 
Savage, viz.: 1. Rachel, born 18 Sept. (baptized 15 Nov.) 1685; married Edward 
Adams. 2. Daniel, born 12 Jan. 1686/7 (baptized 19 June 1687), probably died 
young. 3. Patience (posthumous), bom 7 Aug. (baptized 11 Aug.) 1689; prob- 
ably died young. 

Worcester, Mass. Waldo Lincoln. 



Hubbard. — According to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 
p. 106, Samuel Hubbard was born in 1610, son of James and grandson of Thomas, 
and says of himself: " I was bom of good parents, my mother brought me up in 
the fear of the Lord, in Mendelsham," etc. From Rev. A. W. Darwin, M.A., of 
Stonham Aspal Rectory, Stowmarket, co. Suffolk, Eng., Honorary Secretary of 
the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, I have received the following records of 
Hubbard baptisms taken from the parish registers of Mendlesham, co. Suffolk. 
Although they do not include the baptismal record of Samuel Hubbard, they give 
the baptisms of a daughter and two sons of James, the sons being probably 
brothers of Samuel, and of two children of Thomas, who was probably the grand- 
father of Samuel. No further Hubbard baptisms were found in the Mendlesham 
registers of that period. 

Baptisms 

1562 Richard son of Thomas Hubberde 13 September. 

1562 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Hubberde 13 September. 

1569 Elizabeth daughter of Jeremy Hubberd 10 October. 

1571 John son of Jeremy Hubberd 5 February [? 1571/2]. 

1575 Faith daughter of Roger Hubberd 21 May. 

1592 Robert son of Robert Hubberd 6 June. 

1595 Rebecca daughter of James Hubberd, at Little Stonham, 21 March 

[? 1595/6]. 
1601 Thomas son of James Hubberd 21 April. 
1601 Erne daughter of Robert Hubberd 2 November. 
1603 James son of James Hubberd 14 August 

Newport, R. I. G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 



Humphrey-Otley. — It is known that A'lnin Otley of Lynn, Mass., married a 
daughter of John Humphrey, and the follms mg record shows that this daughter 
was Elizabeth: 

1 August 1648. Administration on the goods of Adam Otley, late in parts 
beyond the sea, was granted to Elizabeth, his relict. (P.C.C., Administration 
Act Book, 1648, fo. 92.) 

Harwood-Chaffee-Knollys. — "A list of Non-Conformists and other 
Dangerous Persons," dated about 1662-63 (Domestic State Papers, Miscellane- 
ous, no. 26), contains the following passages (quoted) referring to three early 
Massachusetts pioneers: 

'^Harwood Jo. a Merc* at Mile end Green, a factious dangerous Independ^^ & ye 
comon Factor for all ye Merchts Tradeing especially to N. EngW who uses con- 
stantly to cou' & disguise ye shipps. Goods & persons of those of y^ Opinion in 
their voyages so as ye Officrs of ye Customes &c at Gravesed and oth^ places are by 
his interest and mony corrupted to slipp ye Oaths wch otherwise ought to be 
tendred to all persons going out, &c. Mr Scott." 

This is undoubtedly the John Harwood who wrote to Job Lane of Maiden, 
Mass., from Bednall [i.e., Bethnal] Green, 18 Feb. 1665/6. (See Register, vol. 
11, p. 108.) He was of Boston in 1645, was admitted to the church in 1647, and 
became freeman in 1649. He sold his estate in 1657, says Savage, to brother 
Thomas Scottow, and went back to England, where he was living in London in 
1677. His will, dated 13 Nov. 1684 and proved in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury 22 June 1685, may be seen in abstract in the Register, vol. 42, 



184 Notes [April 

pp. 64-65. Bethnal Green and Mile End Green were formerly parts of the parish 
of Stepney, in the eastern part of London. 

*' Chaff ey, a New England Preacher lives and meets in Wapping." 
Matthew Chaffee, ship carpenter, is first mentioned in the New England 
records when he was admitted to the First Church in Boston, 7 Aug. 1636. He 
was freeman in 1637, a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
in 1642, and bought a farm at Newbury, Mass., in 1649. On 10 Aug. 1655 he and 
his wife [Sarah] were dismissed from the First Church in Boston, and no further 
record of him in New England has been found. In the will of Thomas Taylor of 
Wapping, CO. Middlesex, Eng., shipwright, dated 15 Dec. 1658 and proved 10 Jan. 
1658/9, there is a bequest of £5 to "Master Mathew Chafey;"* and, with one 
Robert Lambe, he was to dispose of £5 left to the church of Christ in Wapping. 
(P.C.C, Pell, 8.) 

"Knowles, an Anabaptist Minister, a good Scholl^ & a trading [?] man now in 
Amsterda maintained by ye Churches, & one Thibalds (his Elder) in Tow^ street 
correspondes w^ti him. to him one Riggs was recommended by Thebalds Knowles 
dwells in Wapping." 

Hansard Knollys is said to have been born at Cawkwell, co. Lincoln, in 1598. 
He came to New England about 1638, was an adherent of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, 
and removed to Piscataqua, where he signed the Combination in 1640. He 
returned to England in 1641 and was mentioned in 1658 in the will of Thomas 
Taylor of Wapping {vide supra) as "Master Hansard Knowles my son Caleb's 
schoolmaster." 

6 Haymarket, London, S.W. Elizabeth French. 

Leverett. — In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England, vol. 3, p. 
84, a list is given of thirteen children of Elder Thomas^ Leverett of Boston, Mass., 
with the dates of their baptisms in Boston, co. Lincoln, Eng. This list of bap- 
tisms is said to have been sent to Gov. John^ Leverett by a friend as an attested 
copy of the entries in the registers of the English Boston. Of these thirteen 
children Savage believed that all but the third, fourth, and sixth died young, for 
it is known that only John, Jane, and Anne are found in New England records. 
The attention of the Editor has been called to the printed parish registers of 
Boston, Eng., 1557-1638, recently published by the Lincoln Record Society; and 
from them it is possible to correct a few errors in the dates as given by Savage and 
to supply the burial records of eight of the thirteen children, the two sons Thomas 
and James being still unaccounted for. The printed registers show also that the 
wife of Elder Thomas Leverett was Anne Fitche, and not Anne Fisher, as the name 
is given in the Leverett Memorial (Boston, 1856), p. 24, and in the pedigree 
facing p. 289 of vol. 12 of the Register. The facts disclosed by the Leverett 
entries in the parish registers of Boston, Eng., prior to 1639, are as follows: 

Christeni7igs 

1612 John son of Thomas Leveritt gent' 16 August. 

1613 Jane daughter of Tho. Leuerett 9 August. 

1614 Jane daughter of Thomas Leveritt 6 January [1614/15]. 
1616 John son of Thomas Leverit gent' 7 July. 

1618 Thomas son of Thomas Leverit gent' 30 July. 

1619 Anne daughter of Thomas Leveret gent' 9 January [1619/20]. 

1621 James son of Thomas Leveret 28 June. 

1622 Sara daughter of Thomas Leveret 26 September. 

1623 Marie daughter of Thomas Leveret 5 February [1623/4]. 

1627 Jabes son of Thomas Leveret 6 September. 

1628 Israeli son of Thomas Leverett 25 September. 
1630 EUsha son of Thomas Leveret gent' 3 July. 
1632 Nathaniell son of Thomas Leveritt gent 12 April. 

Marriages 

1596 [Mr.]t John Anderson and [M'ris]t Jane Leveritt 7 October. 
1610 Thomas Leveritt and Anne Fitche 29 October. 

* The amouDt of this bequest is not stated in the abstract of this will printed in 
Register, vol. 49, p. 126. 

t The word in brackets is an addition from the Bishop's transcripts of the parish 
registers. 



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Burials 

1612 John son of Thomas Leveryt 9 January [1612/13]. 

1613 Jane daughter of Thomas Leverett 10 August. 

1623 Marie daughter of Thomas Leveret 27 February [1623/4]. 

1624 Sara daughter of Thomas Leveret 14 February [1624/5]. 

1629 Issraell son of Thomas Leveret 3 July. 

1630 Jabes son of Thomas Leveret [gent']* 15 February [1630/1]. 
1630 EHsha son of Thomas Leveret gent' 12 March [1630/1]. 
1632 Nathaniell son of Thomas Leveritt aldermanf 22 November. 

Whittingham-Haugh. — In his will, proved 27 Mar. 1649, John Whittingham 
of Ipswich, Mass., calls Samuel Haugh, son of Atherton Haugh of Boston, Mass., 
and later minister at Reading, Mass., his brother. The following entries in the 
parish registers of Boston, Eng., explain the relationship between John Whitting- 
ham and Samuel Haugh, and give the baptisms of the two: 

1616 John son of Richard Whitingham gent' christened 29 September. 

1617 Atherton Haulgh and Elizabeth Whittingham widdow married 9 January 

[1617/18]. 
1621 Samuell son of Atherton Haulgh christened 23 December. 

These records, together with the will of Richard Whittingham "of Sutterton 
in the parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, gentleman," an abstract of 
which is printed in the Register, vol. 39, pp. 171-172, prove that John Whit- 
tingham was not a son of Baruch Whittingham, as has been stated at various 
times (see especially Register, vol. 34, p. 36, with doubts expressed by the late 
John Coffin Jones Brown, ih., vol. 39, p. 172), but that he was a son of the afore- 
said Richard. They prove also that Elizabeth, Richard's widow, who was a 
daughter of Rev. Edward Bulkley, D.D., of Odell, co. Bedford, and a sister of 
Rev. Peter Bulkley of Concord, Mass., married Atherton Haugh of Boston, Eng., 
later of Boston, Mass., and that Samuel Haugh, their son, was therefore a half 
brother of John Whittingham, who calls him brother in his will. Rev. Peter 
Bulkley in his will, dated 14 Apr. 1658, calls Mr. Samuel Haugh his ''cousen" 
(Register, vol. 10, p. 168). 

It may be added that these parish registers of Boston, Eng., contain also entries 
pertaining to the Hutchinsons and to the Farwells, families well-known in New 
England. 

Editor. 



KiTTERY AND BERWICK (Me.) Land Grants. — The Maine Historical Society 
has two manuscript books, which attempt to account for the laying out of lands 
in Klittery and Berwick to the original settlers or their heirs or assigns. The 
older book appears to have been used for current entries until it became crowded 
and interlined. The second book, dated 1764, is in part a fair tabulation of the 
contents of the first. These books appear to be a field untouched by any thorough 
genealogist. For instance, the following entry is found: "May 6, 1702. To 
John Heard confirmation>ll that land granted to his grandfather Abrah^a Conley." 
This reveals the much sought parentage of Shuah, wife of Ensign James Heard, 
who married secondly Richard Otis. 

Portland, Me. Charles Thornton Libby. 



Sanderson (Saunderson) . — A comparison of the original will of Elizabeth 
Sanderson, widow of Robert of Boston, goldsmith, dated 15 Sept. 1694 and proved 
21 Nov. 1695, with the contemporary recorded copy of this will in Suffolk Probate 
Records, vol. 13, fo. 264, discloses the fact that the name Alice Beard appears in 
the copy in place of the name Ahia Beard, which is given in the original will. The 
will of Robert Saunderson, dated 18 July and proved 20 Oct. 1693, contains a 
bequest of £5 to "great grand daughter Abiah Beard" (Register, vol. 52, p. 23). 

4 Channing Street, Cambridge, Mass. Francis H. Bigelow. 

* The word in brackets is an addition from the Bishop's transcripts of the parish 
registers. 

t The letters in italics are additions from the Bishop's transcripts of the parish 
registers. 



186 Notes [April 

UxBRiDGE (Mass.) Records. — In a town copy of the book containing records 
of births and deaths at Uxbridge, Mass., the following entries have been found: 

Jacob Booth and family came to Uxbridge Nov. 15, 1777, Hannah was his wife's 

name. Their children were; Rebeckah, Abraham, Jacob Abigail, Jesse and 

Isaiah 
Joseph Carpenter & his wife Paries and their son William Carpenter came from 

Providence to Uxbridge in the year 1772 
Jacob Chace & Mary his wife came to Uxbridge from Northbridge Mar 25 1777 
Sarah Seagrave came from Boston to Uxbridge about the year 1774 
Molly Spring came from Newton to Uxbridge Dec 23 1775 
Josiah White and his wife Mary White came from Mendon to Uxbridge Apr 16 

1777. Their children were; Josiah, Asa, Hannah, Alpheus, and Nathan 

41 Hawthorn Street, Cambridge, Mass. Thomas Williams Baldwin. 



Watkins Letters. — According to the Vital Records of Newbury, Mass., John 
Watkins married, 28 Oct. 1746, Ehsabeth Hale, evidently the Elisabeth Hale who 
was born 17 July 1722, daughter of Nathan and Ehsabeth (Kent), and whose 
death (as Elizabeth Watkins, widow, aged 78 years) is foimd in the Newburj^ort 
Vital Records under date of 10 July 1801. John Watkins died 5 June 1759, as 
the first letter printed below shows. Their children are entered in the Vital 
Records of Newbury as follows: i. Dorothy, b. 26 July 1747; d. 6 Sept. 1747. ii. 
Mary, b. 1 Sept. 1749; d. 29 Oct. 1759. iii. John, b. 8 Jan. 1750/1; d. 23 Dec. 
1751. iv. WiUiam, b. 10 Dec. 1751; d. 27 Jan. 1829.* v. John, b. 8 Feb. 1753; 
d. 13 Aug. 1753. vi. Ehsabeth, b. 3 Dec. 1754; d. unm. 18 Nov. 1795.* vii. 
Nathan, b. 27 Dec. 1755; d. 21 Sept. 1756. yiii. Andrew, b. 6 Mar. 1757. 

The five letters which follow have been copied from original letters now in the 
possession of Miss Mary Tilton Palmer of Brookline, Mass. The first letter 
contains a somewhat quaint announcement to Mrs. Ehzabeth Watkins of the 
death of her husband, and the other letters, from Andrew Watkins to his brother 
WiUiam, are interesting additions to the writings of the Revolutionary period. 

New-Castle June ye 6tti 1759 
Mrs Watkins 

Yesterday about noon Your Husband made You a Widow by his taking 
leave of this World who I hope has made a happy Change he left a Will in my 
hands for You in which You are Sole Executrix therefore Shall be glad You would 
Instantly come here & See to his Fimeral &c in haste from Your humbel Servant 

Jos: Newmarsh 

[Endorsed] 

For 

Mrs Ehzh Watkins 

at Newbury. 

Dedham Dec 31, 1776 
Dear Brother 

I arriv'd here last Evening & shall recieve the Innoculation this Day, had a 
pleasant but very cold passage had the Pleasure of being oversett in Rowley 
Woods but happily reciev'd no hurt, found Mr Ames in good health & Spirits 
doubt not we shall do well, Remember me to all Friends tell my good Mother I 
shall observe her Rules & follow her Advice in every particular, as for News I can 
send but you very httle only the Geni Parsons had Intercepted & cut off a party 
that was escorting a quantity [of] Baggage to Genl Howe took 70 Prisoners & 
fcecurd the whole for Gen'l Washington my love to [my love to crossed out] Duty 
to my Mother love to Sister Betsy & M^ Davis & James & John Day 

I Remain your lovs 

A Watkins 

[Endorsed] 

Mr William Watkins 

In 

Newbury Port 

♦ This death is found in the Vital Records of Newburyport. 



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Onboard the Hero Marblehead Aug* 7 1777 
Dear Brother 

I rec'd yours of the 31st July was glad to hear you were all well embrace the 
Oppertunity of writing by Mr Plumer would inform we are all well onboard when 
we shall go out upon a Cruize is uncertain should be glad you would write by every 
good Oppertunity, have no News to communicate excepting some concerning 
Capt Manly, there was a Sloop came in here yesterday from Fox Islands the 
Master of whom gave his Oath to the Committe of this Place that he was on 
board of Cap* Manly & drank grog with him last Friday week. The Man bears 
a very good Character here & is universally believ'd. the Fcilow who said he 
saw Manly's Ship in HaUfax has chang'd his Note & says that he was told that a 
Ship below was Manly's that he saw none of the Ships People, we suppose that 
Ship to be some arm'd Sliip belonging to the Southern States, the Glocester 
Brig of 18 Guns one Colston Commander belonging to Glos'ter Cape Ann came 
in here on Sunday to go out in Company, with us as she had been chac'd in the 
Day before by a Frigate but as we could [notl go out so soon as she wanted [?] she 
went to sea on Tuesday have Nothing more to add my Duty to my good Mother 
& m[yl love to Sister Betsy, Mr Davis & Wife & Daughter Remember me to 
Nabby & Mrs Stanwoods Folks tell em Sergeant is well we hve in the greatest 
Harmony. 

I remain your affectionate Brother 

Andrew Watkine 
[On the reverse of the sheet] 
P S have just reciev'd yours of the 6^^ Ins* & M^ Greenleaf- I want Nothing at 
Present, there was a small matter of Dispute between Capt Tracy & old M^ 
Hooper. Tracy told him he would cane him &c &c &c adieu 

AW 

direct your Letters on to A W. onboard the 
Hero Frigate lying at sue 

[Endorsed] 
Mr WmWatkins 
In 
Newby Port 

Onboard the Hero 

Boston Harbour Auk 18* 1777 
Dear Brother 

I rec'd yours of 4th & gth Inst, was inform'd by Mr Weskom, that you had 
heard that there was great uneasiness & discontent onboard, & that M^ Jackson 
& I had parted, all which is absolutely false, & I should be glad to know the 
VilUanous Author of those reports, you may rest satisfied that the greatest Har- 
mony subsits between us in general & more especially between M' Jackson & 
myself, was inform'd also of M^a Smith's, hav'« Twins I think she is endeavouring 
to make up for lost time I greatly regret Cap* Manley's being taken, such a fine 
sail's Ship & so many good people are a great loss. The loss Ticonderga is by far 
the greatest loss we have met with during the war and I am afraid will be attended 
with the most fatal consequences Our affaire at the Southward wear a favourable 
Aspect & from the best Accounts our Army at the Northward were (before the 
shamfell retreat) in as good a Situation as the most sanguine could wish, we expect 
to Sail in a few days & hardly think you will have an opperty to write me after 
you recieve this, however if you write, write by some person who will return the 
letter if we are gone if you should write be glad to be inform'd whether Col'l Hale 
is alive or not & J Perkins not coming to the Ship & if Lewis & Andw Boutro are not 
gone to the West Indies as I saw them onboard a Schooner the day we lay on the 
Bar. There is an Express just arriv'd who brings very good News,, viz that 
there had been an Engagement at the Northward which lasted upwards of eight 
hours & that Burgoyne then retreated leaving a good many of his people dead 
behind him besides a large number of Indians Vertef and our People were pur- 
suing them when he came away God send that it may prove true & that we may 
drive them entirely out the Country when I read their Cruelties in the Papers my 
blood boils in my Veins, from several people I have been inform'd that their 

* 8 written over 7. 

t This word is written at the foot of a page, in the centre. 



188 Notes [April 

behaviour exceeds all that we read of from the French or Indians since the first 
settlement of Country, if our people take any prisoners I hope they will do their 
Country justice in retaliating in the most severe manner. The Indians I would 
give no quarter but kill them as soon as taken, if any mercy at all were shewn it 
should be to the poor Hessian Devils &c. we have a report from a small Schooner 
that Capt Mc,Neil in the Boston had a very smart engagement with an English 
Frigate but how it turn'd out cannot say he says that he was following McNeil 
from Portsmouth that he saw them engage that he bore away for old York that 
as he run by Portsmouth he saw the Raleigh & Alfred going out to McNeils 
assistance tis probable that you will hear the particulars first if you shou'd write* 
me (as before mentiond) The Ship Minerva of 20 Guns is arriv'd this Day from 
Casco Bay one James ColHns Commander They say she sails very fast several 
prizes since we came here have arriv'd, we left Marblehead la.st Monday arriv'd 
here the same evening we lay below the Castle till Saturday & now are anchor'd 
off the Long Wharf, last night the Bear being drunk fell from the Main Top & 
was kill'd, every thing in this Place is excessive dear Wood is 12 Dollars pr Cord 
Beef \ pr lb Shoes 5 Dollars pr [p]air Beaver Hatts 20 Dollars apiece &c 

I conclude with my best Wishes to you and all our good Friends give my Duty 
to my best of Mothers & Love to my amiable Sister tell M^^ Davis & Wife Nabby 
& little Betsy I wish them well with all my heart Remember me to Mr Greenleaf 
& Wife & all who enquire after me. If nothing happens more than we expect 
think we shall be at home again in January or February however if we should 
stay longer must put no bad Constructions as we fear no Ships in the World 
catchs us without we are wills and I remain your loving Brother 

Andw Watkina 

P S I send home a few Cloaths viz my Sagathee Suit & Ruffled Shirt 

Onboard the Hero Boston Harbour Augt 22 1777 
Dear Brother 

I embrace this oppertunity of writing you by Mr Tracy as I shall not have 
another Oppertunity except by one of our Prizes, I rec'd yours of the 19th was glad 
to hear you were all well You would be glad to be inform' d how my health was 
am happy to inform you enjoy it as well as have no occasion for the Water, 
if I have shall go according to your directions, have just heard some grand News 
from the Northward vizt that we had defeated them in three several Engagements 
& taken Gen'l Burgoyne Prisoner But am sorry to tell you the we lost the Brave 
Gen'l Arnold, we are now heaving up to go to Nantasket expect to go to Sea in 
the Morning I am in a great hurry My Duty to my Mother give my Love to 
Sister Betsy & to all Friends And I remain your loving Brother 

Andrew Watkins 

God Bless you all 

hope to see you ia 6 Months 

Wintkrop, Mass. William Lincoln Palmer. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-xxiii), ''that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in making it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to offer the 
arms for record with this Society," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which 
they believe to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of 
painting the arms and making up the record will have to be defra3^ed by the ap- 
plicants, and the Committee has determined that $3.00 for each coat will barely 
suffice. 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money will be returned 
unless the apphcant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 



1916] Recent Books 189 

The Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
in size, there will be many other things of extreme interest contributed with the 
arms and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manors, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in supple- 
mentary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. Applications in 
which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated in the 
report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the maldng of applications may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Alhee. — Benjamin, born probably in co. Norfolk, Eng., about 1600, died 
probably at Mendon, Mass., or at some neighboring town, not earlier than 1675, 
by Robert Sumner Albee, The Cavendish, Washington, D. C. 

Alexander. — George, born at Stirling, Scot., died at Northfield, Mass., 5 May 
1703, by Albert E. Alexander, 167 North Grove Street, East Orange, N. J. 

Andress. — Nathaniel, of Elizabeth, N. J., and New York City, born about 
1700, son of Joachim Andris, by George H. Andruss, 401 Montgomery Street, 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Gary. — Arthur, baptized at Bishops-Stortford, Hertfordshire, Eng., 20 May 
1599, died at Roxbury, Mass., 17 Dec. 1666, by Lawrence Brainerd, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston, Mass. 

Jones. — William, born in London, Eng., in 1624, died at New Haven, Conn., 
17 Oct. 1706, deputy governor of the Colony of New Haven, by George H. An- 
druss, 401 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Shepard, — Rev. Thomas, born at Towcester, co. Northampton, Eng., 5 Nov. 
1605, died at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Aug. 1649, by George P. Wilder, 11 Wright 
Avenue, Medford, Mass. 

Stanyan. — Anthony, born in England about 1611, died at Hampton, N. H., 
before 1689, by S. B. Shacldord, 151 Central Avenue, Dover, N. H. 

Ticknor. — William, born probably at Tenterden, co. Kent, Eng., died prob- 
ably at Scituate, Mass., after 1695, by James M. Hunnewell, 340 Tremont Build- 
ing, Boston, Mass. 



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be added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the 
January issue, booics should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

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Alexander genealogy. Alexander family records. An account of the first 
American settlers and colonial families of the name of Alexander, and other 
genealogical and historical data, mostly new and original material including early 



190 Recent Books [April 

wills and marriages heretofore unpublished. By William M[ontgomery] Clemens. 
New York, W. M. Clemens, publisher, 1914. 20 p. 8° 

Anderson genealogy. The Andersons of Gold Mine, Hanover County, Vir- 
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Billings genealogy. John Shaw Billings, a memoir. By Fielding H[udson] 
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Genealogy of the Billings family, prepared by the late Mrs. John S. Billings, p. 397-407. 

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p. 53-64, il. 8° Price $1.00 a year. Address J. F. Chase, 159 Devonshire St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Cowden and Gilliland genealogy. An illustrated historical and biographical 
sketch of the descendants of William Cowden who migrated from IJreland to 
America about 1730 and of James Gilliland who came from the same land and 
about the same time, including a system of charts connecting each member with 
the ancestors of the families. Special mention also of those who participated in 
the wars for the independence of the Colonies and for the preservation of the 
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De Forest genealogy. A Walloon family in America; Lockwood de Forest 
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voyage to Guiana being the Journal of Jesse de Forest and his colonists, 1623- 
1625. Boston and New York, published by Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1914. Vols. 
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Flint genealogy. A genealogical register of the descendants in a direct line of 
Thomas Flint to Capt. Benjamin Flint (339) as compiled by John Flint and John 
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Fox genealogy. The genealogy of the Fox family [descendants of John Fox, 
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Hall genealogy. Genealogy of the Hall family. By Omar 0[akley] Hall, M.D. 
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An account will be found of the families of William Hall and Andrew Allen, who lived at North 
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Lament genealogy. A brief account of the life at Charlotteville of Thomas 
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their origin in Scotland, and of their first coming to America about 1750. By 
Thomas Lamont. New York, Duffield & Co., 1915. 6 + 133 + [2] p. 8° 

McClure genealogy. The McClure family. By James Alexander McClure 
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The appendix contains an account of the Alexander, Baxter, Bumgardner, Mitchel, McCown« 
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Maclean genealogy. The family of Maclean, edited from the manuscript 
entitled, a brief genealogical account of the family of Maclean, from its first 
settling in the island of Mull, and parts adjacent, in the year 1716, now in the 
Advocates' Library, Edinburgh. By John Patterson MacLean. Toronto, The 
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Major genealogy. The Majors and their marriages, with collateral accounts 
of the allied families of Aston, Ballard, Christian, Dancy, Hartwell, Hubard, 
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Page genealogy. Page descent, line of descent from Nicholas Page of England 
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Paine genealogy. My ancestors. A memorial of John Paine and Mary Ann 
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Perkins genealogy. Genealogical notes concerning the Perkins, Taylor, and 
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Publishing Co., 1914. [17] p. por. 12° 

Edited from the manuscripts of Ada Bell Trowbridge Petersen. 

Scovill genealogy. A survey of the Scovils or Scovills in England and America; 
seven hundred years of history and genealogy. By Homer Worthington Brain- 



192 Recent Books [April 

ard. Hartford, privately printed, 1915. 586 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. map por. 8° 
Price $6.50. 

Seelye genealogy. The Seelye Centennial. Paper read by Hon. Alfred 
Seelye Roe at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Seelye famUy in this 
[Washington] county [N. Y.], Aug. 28, 1915. n. p. 1915. 9 p. 8° 

Shearer genealogy. The Shearer-Akers family combined with the Bryan line, 
through the seventh generation, arranged to be continuable indefinitely, both as 
a genealogy and a picture gallery in each of the three Unes, by blank pages inserted 
in the last four generations and index on which new names and pictures may be 
inserted at their proper places. By Rev. Dr. James William Shearer. [Somer- 
ville, N. J., Press of the Somerset Messenger,] 1915. 171 p. por. 8° Price $4.00. 
Address the author, 113 Grove St., Somerville, N. J. 

Stout genealogy. The Stout family of Delaware: with the story of Penelope 
. Stout. By Thomas Hale Streets. Philadelphia, Pa., 1915. 107 p. S° Price 
f $1.75. Address the publisher, Thomas H. Streets, Wyncote, Pa. 

Talbot genealogy. Lineage of the Talbot familj' from Le Sire Talebot, 1066, 
to and including Peter Talbot of Dorchester, and Roger Talbot of Boston, Mass. 
Also the lineage of the Talbots of Bashall, and Earls of Shrewsburv. By Archie 
Lee Talbot. WUton, Me., J. W. Nelson, 1914. 66 + [1] p. 8° 

Tappan-Toppan genealogy. Tappan-Toppan genealogy; ancestors and de- 
scendants of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, Mass., 1606-1672. By Daniel 
Langdon Tappan. Privately printed by the compOer. Arlington, Mass., 1915. 
[4] + 164 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Trezevant genealogy. The Trezevant family in the United States, from the 
date of the arrival of Daniel Trezevant, Huguenot, at Charles Town, S. C, in 
1685, to the present date. By John Timothee Trezevant. Columbia, S. C, 
printed for J. T. Trezevant, by The State Co., 1914. 122 p. fcsm. 8° 

Vanderpoel genealogy. Genealogy of the Vanderpoel family; with items of 
personal, political, and social interest. By George Burritt Vanderpoel. New 
York, Charles Francis Press, 1912. 19, 23-731 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. il. pi. 
por. 8° 

Watters genealogy. The Watters family. By Dennis Aionzo Watters. 
Portland, Oreg., 1915. 22 p. pi. por. 8° 

Webb genealogy. William Webb, September 19, 1746; September 23, 1832, 
his war service from Long Island and Connecticut. Ancestry and descendants. 
By Capt. R[ichard] H[enry] Greene, A.M., LL.B. New York [Press of John C. 
Hassel], 1914. 93 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. pi. por. 8° 

Willard genealogy. Willard genealogy, sequel to WiUard memoir. Materials 
gathered chiefly by Joseph WHlard and Charles Wilkes Walker. Edited and 
completed by Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., printed for The Willard 
Family Association, 1915. 8 + 768 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Williams genealogy. Ancestry of Lawrence Williams. Part 1. Ancestry of 
his father, Simeon Breed Williams, descendant of John Williams of Newbury and 
Haverhill, Mass., 1600-1674. Part 2. Ancestry of his mother, Cornelia Johns- 
ton, descendant of Thomas Johnston of Boston, Mass., 1708-1767. By Cornelia 
Bartow Williams. Chicago, privately printed, 1915. 291 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. 
pi. por. 8° Price $15.00, limited edition. Address the author, 1362 Astor St., 
Chicago, 111. 

Wylie genealogy. Historical data concerning the Wylie and approximately 

one hundred related family names. By Ernest Gray WyUe. Des Moines, Iowa, 

1915. Chart. 

Chart, with index on one side and brief statements regarding the various families in the ancestry 
on the other side. 

Genealogy and Eugenics. Study of human lineage can be greatly increased in 
value if illuminated by genetics. Methods to be followed. Results to be ex- 
pected. By Paul Popenoe. Washington, D. C, 1915. p. 372-383, 4*" Re- 
printed from the Journal of Heredity, vol. 6, no. 8. 



1916] Recent Books ' 193 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Beals, Helen Drake, memoir. Helen Drake Beals, a father's tribute. By 
[Rev.] Charles Edward Beals. Published for private distribution. Worcester, 
Mass., 1915. 68 p. por. 8° 

Branch, John, memoir. John Branch, 1782-1863, Governor of North Caro- 
lina, United States Senator, Secretary of the Navy, Member of Congress, Gover- 
nor of Florida, etc. By Marshall De Lancey Haywood. Raleigh, N. C, Com- 
mercial Printing Co., 1915. 55 p. por. 8° Reprinted from The North Carolina 
Booklet, October, 1915. 

Brigham, Laura Muzzey, memoir. In memory of Laura Muzzey Brigham. 
n. p. [1915]. [6] p. por. 12° Read before Lexington Historical Society, October 
12, 1915, by Fred Smith Piper. 

Gavin, Michael Freebem, memoir. Michael Freebern Gavin, a biography: 
edited by his son, with an introduction, by Clarence John Blake, M.D. Cam- 
bridge, privateh' printed at the Riverside Press, 1915. 10 -f 158 p. fcsra. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

De Kalb County, Tenn., history. Historv of De Kalb County, Tenn. By 
Will T. Hale. Nashville, Tenn., Paul Hunter, publisher, 1915. 12 + 254 p. 
pi. por. 12° 

Grayson County, Va., settlers. Pioneer settlers of Grayson County, Virginia. 
By B[enjamin] F[loyd] Nuckolls. Bristol, Tenn., The King Printing Co., 1914. 
15 + [1] + 206 p. pi. por. 8° Price $1.50. Address B. F. Nuckolls, Cleveland, 
Tenn. 

Massachusetts, Court, General. General acts passed by the General Court of 
Massachusetts in the year 1915, together with the constitution, list of the officers 
of the civil government, tables showing changes in the general statutes, etc., etc. 
Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter 
Printing Co., 1915. 71 + 697 p. 8° 

Massachusetts, Court, General. Special acts and resolves passed by the 
General Court of Massachusetts in the year 1915. Published by the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1915. 533 p. 8° 

United States, Civil War, addresses. Gettysburg — Pickett's charge and 
other war addresses. By Judge James F[rancis] Crocker. Portsmouth, Va., 
W. A. Fiske, printer and bookbinder, 1915. 132 p. por. 8° 

Virginia, emigrants to. Some emigrants to Virginia. Memoranda in regard 
to several hundred emigrants to Virginia during the colonial period whose parent- 
age is shown or former residence indicated by authentic records. Second edition, 
enlarged. By W[illiam] G[lover] Stanard. Richmond, Va., The Bell Book and 
Stationery Co., 1915. 94 p. 8° Price SI. 00. Address the author, Richmond, Va. 

(6) Local 

Chatham, Mass., settlers. No. 36. Library of Cape Cod History and Geneal- 
ogy. Early Chatham settlers. Early settlers, 1690-1711. Atkins, Bassett, 
Covell, Eldredge, Godfrey, Hamilton, Harding, Howes, Lumbert, Nickerson, 
Paddock, Phillips, Sears, Smith, Stewart, Tucker. Latter settlers — Collins, 
Crowell, Doane, Eldredge, Farris, Hawes, Knowles, Mayo, Mitchell, Ryder, 
Smith, Stewart, Taylor. By William C[hristopher] Smith. Yarmouthport, 
Mass., C[harles] W. Swift, publisher and printer, 1915. 38 p. 4° 

Chelsea, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Chelsea, Mass., to the yesLT 
1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1916. 558 
p. 8*= 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. PubHcations of The Colonial Societyfof 
Massachusetts. Vol. 17. Transactions, 1913-1914. Printed at the charge of the 
Robert Charles Billings Fund. Boston, published by the Society, 1915. 15 + 
[5] 4- 458 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 



194 Recent Books [April] 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. National yearbook, 
1915. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Contain- 
ing list of the general officers and of national committees for 1915; national 
charter; constitution and by-laws; officers of state societies and local chapters; 
proceedings of Portland Congress, July 19, 20; banquet July 21; banquet and 
meeting at San Francisco, July 23, 24, 1915; records of members enrolled from 
May 1, 1914, to May 15, 1915. [By Alonzo Howard Clark. Washington, 
D. C, Press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1915.] 402 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

New Jersey Historical Society. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical 
Society, a magazine of history, biography, and genealogy. Vol. 10, no. 2, third 
series, April, 1915. Newark, N. J., Library of the Society, West Park Street, 

1915. p. 47-110, S° 

New York State Historical Association. Proceedings of the New York State 
Historical Association. 15th annual meeting, with constitution, by-laws, and list 
of members. Vol. 13. Published by the New York State Historical Association, 
1914. 476 -1- [4] p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Smith College Studies in History. Smith College Studies in History. Vol. 1, 
no. 1. October, 1915. John Spencer Bassett, Sidney Bradshaw Fay, editors. 
An introduction to the history of Connecticut as a manufacturing state, by Grace 
Pierpont Fuller. A thesis presented to the faculty of Smith College in candidacy 
for the degree of Master of Arts. Northampton, Mass., published quarterly by 
the department of history of Smith College, 1915. 64 p. 8° 

Southern California Historical Society. Annual publications. Historical 
Society of Southern California, 1914. Organized November 1, 1883; incorpo- 
rated February 12, 1891. Vol. 9, part 3. Los Angeles, Cal., McBride Printing 
Co., 1914. p. 163-262, 8° 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences. Vol. 4, no. 1. The 
Illinois Whigs before 1846. By Charles Manfred Thompson, Ph.D. Urbana, 
published by the University of Illinois, 1915. 165 p. 8° Price 95 cts. 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences. Vol. 4, no. 2. The defeat 
of Varus and the German frontier policy of Augustus. By William A. Old- 
father, Ph.D., and Howard Vernon Canter, Ph.D. Urbana, published by the 
University of Illinois, 1915. 118 p. 8° 

University of Minnesota Studies in the Social Sciences. No. 2. Federal 
land grants to the states with special reference to Minnesota. By Matthias 
Nordberg Orfield, LL.B., Ph.D. Minneapolis, Bulletin of the University of 
Minnesota, 1915. 5 + [1]+ 275 p. 4° 

University of Minnesota Studies in the Social Sciences. No. 3. Early 
economic conditions and the development of agriculture in Minnesota. By 
Edward Van Dyke Robinson, Ph.D. Minneapolis, Bulletin of the University of 
Minnesota, 1915. 5 + 2 + 306 p. il. map pi. F° 

University of Minnesota Studies in the Social Sciences. No. 5. Swamp land 
drainage with special reference to Minnesota. By Ben Palmer, M.A., LL.B. 
Minneapolis, Bulletin of the University of Minnesota, 1915. 4 -f 138 p. 4° 

Vineland Historical Magazine. The Vineland Historical Magazine, devoted 
to history, biography, genealogy. Vol. 1, no. 1, January 1916. Published 
quarterly by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. Vineland, N. J., 

1916. 16 p. 4° 

Western Reserve Historical Society. Tract No. 95. The Western Reserve 
Historical Society. Issued September, 1915. Part 1. Articles of incorporation, 
officers, membership. Annual report for 1914-1915. Part 2. Letters from the 
Samuel Huntington correspondence, 1800-1812. Cleveland, Ohio, 1915. 172 p. 
por. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Jews. Wills of early Jewish settlers in New York. By Lee M[ax] Friedman, 
n. p. 1915. p. 147-161, S° Reprinted from Publications of the American Jewish 
Historical Society, no. 23, 1915. 



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THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENE- 
ALOGICAL SOCIETY is now located in its new build- 
ing at No. 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, with adequate 
space for future growth, with safe quarters for its mag- 
nificent genealogical library, and with facilities for the 
economical administration of its various departments. 

It needs substantial increases of endowment and 
income, in order to prosecute its work with vigor and 
to accomplish the objects for which it was founded. 

Its past achievements, in gathering a library which 
is unrivalled in its field, in publishing data relating to 
American families unsurpassed either in amount or 
quality by any kindred institution, in making extensive 
researches in England, the results of which have been 
of national importance, in conducting monthly public 
meetings which are largely attended, and in promoting 
interest in genealogical studies in America throughout 
the entire period of its existence, entitle the Society to 
consideration by all interested in American genealogy, 
and ought to enlist the support of those who desire the 
preservation of the records of American families. 

Its officers will gladly confer with anyone desiring 
to create memorial funds by gift or bequest, the income 
of which shall be used to promote the objects of the 
Society, 

Its membership is open to all persons of good char- 
acter who are interested in the work of the Society. 
Its quarterly periodical, The New England His- 
torical AND Genealogical Register, is the leading 
publication of its kind, and is sent free to resident and 
life members. 

The fee for resident membership is $5.00 per calen- 
dar year, and the fee for life membership is $50.00. 



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SUMMER FIELD WORK 

FOR 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society 



The Committee on Epitaphs of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society requests members of the Society who spend the summer months in New Eng- 
land to aid the work of the Society by methodically copying the inscriptions in old 
burial grounds. 

This work is of importance, and in other States than Massachusetts such inscriptions 
are often one of the principal sources of genealogical information. Not only public 
burial grounds but the private ones often found on New England farms are of the 
greatest genealogical interest. 

These records should be preserved and made available for students of genealogy in 
our Library. 

The work is not difficult, and gives a pleasant out-door occupation for leisure 
hours. 

The copies should be made literally, following all the abbreviations and the spelling 
of the original. 

They should be written as ordinary text, with a vertical mark after each word that 
ends a line in the original inscription, as in the following example: 

In Memory of | Mr EBENEZER GILBART | Died May 11th 1806 i 
in the 77th Year of | his Age. 

The verses often placed on such stones need not be copied unless they convey his- 
torical or genealogical facts; but in each instance a note should be made stating that 
such a verse was omitted in the copy. 

The best method is to take into the field a small paper block which can easily be 
held in one hand, and to write only one inscription on each sheet. The inscriptions can 
then easily be arranged alphabetically. 

When all the inscriptions have been obtained, do not copy them into a blank book, 
but send to the Society for some durable paper which has been manufactured especialh'' 
for manuscripts that are to be used by the public. This paper will be furnished on 
request. Leave a margin of an inch all around the page to allow for trimming in 
binding. 

Unmounted photographs of headstones of unusual historic or other interest add to 
the attractiveness and value of the manuscript. 

Please give a clear and explicit statement as to the location of the burial grounds. 

Address all communications to 

CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON EPITAPHS, 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, 

9 Ashburton Place, 

BOSTON, MASS. 

THE COMMITTEE ON ENGLISH RESEARCH 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society asks for 

contributions for the continuance of its work in England. Subscrip- 
tions may be sent to Charles S. Penhallow, Chairman, 803 Sears Building, 
Boston, Mass. 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1916 



THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
pubhshed quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number contains 
from eighty to ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, $4.00 per 
year in advance, commencing January. 
Current single numbers, $1.00. Prices of 
complete sets, of odd volumes, and of single 
numbers quoted on appUcation. Unobjec- 
tionable advertisements accepted at rea- 
sonable rates. 

Consolidated Index of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 
1-50. Index of Persons A to Z, Index of 
Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
$100. 

The Register with its Consolidated 
Index is indispensable to family historians, 
genealogists, and all persons seeking in- 
formation about American famihes. The 
number of complete sets in existence is 
limited, and their value is constantly 
increasing. 

ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGUbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible. 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Abstracts of "Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
persons and over 10,000 names of places. 

$6.00 
Emigrants. Emigrants from England, 

1773-1776. 1913. 206 pages. $4.00 
Emigrants. List of Emigrants to America 

from Liverpool, 1697-1707. 1913. 

55 pages. $1.00 

Research in England. An essay to aid 

the student. Lea. 1905. 36 pages. 

$1.00 



VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 

Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who hved in these towns. 

$8.00 
.75 



about ancestors who hved m these 

Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. 
Alford, 1902. 32 pages. 
Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 
Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 
Belhngham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chilmark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Or. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Greenfield, 1915. 299 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Heath, 1915. 142 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
Holliston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pag 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1913. 113 pages. 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 909 pages. 
Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 
Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pages. 



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PUBLICATIONS FOE SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Sudbury, 1903. 332 pa^es. $4.25 

Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. 3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 1.50 

Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 2.75 

Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 3.75 

Washington, 1904. 57 pages. .75 

Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 2.25 

W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 3.00 

W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 1 . 50 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 pages. 9.25 

Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 2.25 

Worthington, 1911. 159 pages. 2.00 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
IS replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
small edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, $2.00 each; vols. 6-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $16.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth famihes in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famihes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belknap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Darby-Derby. John Darby of Marble- 
head, Mass., and his descendants. 

Five generations. Derby. 7 pages. 

$0.50 
Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of his 

hfe with a record of his earlier de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. S5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. SO. 75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Iladley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. .S3. 00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Feltou of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. $3.00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 

R. L Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Ruumev 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. $0 . 75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 

12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Boston 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish), 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Salisbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909, 

10 pages. $0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 

Gillson and Jillson family. Jillson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.75 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Metcalf famihes. Harris. 1861. 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Haynes and Noyes. Descendants of 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 1893. 
5 pages. $0 . 50 

Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.00 

Hills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
liam Hills, emigrant in 1632, and of 
Joseph Hills, emigrant in 1638. Hills. 
148 pages. $3.00 

Holmes. The descendants of George 
Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 
432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Huntoon. Philip Hunton and his de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 
pages. $1.00 

Jones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

Kimber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 
of Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire, 
Eng. Kimber. 1894. 76 pages. $2.00 

Knapp. Descendants of WiUiam Knapp 
of Watertown, Mass. Knapp. 1909. 
76 pages. $2.00 

Lakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 

Lay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. Hill. 1908. 13 
pages. $0 . 75 

Levet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 
English and American famiUes of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. $1.00 

Lillibridge. Thomas LiUibridge of New- 
port, R. I., and his descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

LiTennore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Luddington. WilUam Luddington of Mai- 
den, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., 
and his descendants. Shepard. 1904. 
13 pages. $0.75 

Manning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of co. Kent, Eng., with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield famiUes. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. $1.00 

Moore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. ^ $1.00 

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HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JULY, 1916 



COL. JONATHAN EASTMAN PECKER, B.S. 

By Otis Grant Hammond, A.M., of Concord, N.H. 

Jonathan Eastman Pecker, elected to resident membership in 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1883, made a 
life member in 1905, and Vice-President of the Society from New 
Hampshire for the years 1904-1911, died unmarried at Concord, 
N. H., 12 August 1915. 

He was born at Concord 28 May 1838, the son of Jeremiah and 
Mary Lang (Eastman) Pecker, and was sixth in descent from James^ 
Pecker of Haverhill and Boston, Mass., through James,^ John,^ 
James,^ Jeremiah,^ and Jeremiah,^ his father. His great-grand- 
father, Maj. James Pecker of Haverhill, Mass., was a surgeon in the 
Continental Army, and died at Valley Forge in 1778 from exposure 
and exhaustion, caused by his efforts to relieve those who were suffer- 
ing no more, perhaps, than himself. His grandfather, Jeremiah 
Pecker, was for a lifetime a very prominent citizen of Concord, and 
most acceptably fulfilled the duties of many public offices bestowed 
upon him by his fellow townsmen. Through his mother, Mary 
Lang Eastman of Concord, Colonel Pecker was descended from 
Capt. Ebenezer Eastman, one of the first settlers of Concord, and 
commander of a company in the expedition against Louisburg in 
1745, and his maternal grandfather, Capt. Jonathan Eastman, was 
paymaster in Colonel Ripley's regiment of the United States Army 
in the War of 1812. 

Colonel Pecker's early life was clouded and his prospects affected, 
at the age of nine years, by the death of his father. But, through the 
wisdom of his mother and his own efforts, his education was not 
neglected. He was prepared for college in the schools of Concord, 
and was graduated at Dartmouth College, in the Chandler Scientific 
Department, in the Class of 1858, receiving the degree of Bachelor 
of Science. After graduation he taught school for a few years at 
East Concord, Penacook, and Salisbury, N. H., at the same time 
reading law. He did not, however, apply for admission to the bar, 
but abandoned law for journalism, a more congenial profession, and 
one for which he knew himself to be better adapted. 

In 1861 he joined the staff of the Boston Journal as New Hamp- 
shire reporter, having done some casual work for that paper during 

VOL. LXX. 13 



196 Jonathan Eastman Pecker [July 

and after his college course. This connection proved to be the 
chief work of his life, and continued for thirty-five years. In 1872 
he established the New Hampshire News Bureau, and became the 
chief correspondent of the Journal in New Hampshire, continuing 
in this position until 1896, when the management and policy of the 
paper were changed and this department was abolished. At times 
he contributed also to the New York Tribune and the New York 
World. 

In the Civil War, when troops were being raised and sent into the 
field, he accompanied nearly every New Hampshire regiment to the 
front, and was with Governor Berry and his staff in Virginia in 1861. 
His work on these occasions estabhshed his position in the field of 
journalism. After the War he travelled extensively as a journalist 
in the South and West and in Mexico; but the abundant material 
in New Hampshire politics and public affairs chiefly occupied his 
attention, and his able work in these lines was largely instrumental 
in establishing the Journal as the household paper of the State. 

Colonel Pecker's military title was derived from his commission 
as a member of the staff of Gov. Benjamin F. Prescott, and he 
afterwards served Gov. Natt Head in the same capacity. His in- 
terest in military affairs was always keen, and he was a member of 
General White's Brigade Staff Association, the Third Regiment 
Staff Association, and an honorary member of the New Hampshire 
Veterans' Association. He was also deeply interested in historical 
and genealogical matters, and besides his membership in the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society he was a member of the New 
Hampshire Historical Society and an honorary member of the 
Kansas State Historical Society. He was also a member of Blazing 
Star Lodge of Freemasons of Concord, a charter member of the 
Merrimack County Pomona Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, 
secretary of the Merrimack County Agricultural Society for many 
years, and an honorary member of the New Hampshire Press Asso- 
ciation. 

His religious affiliations were Episcopalian, and he was a communi- 
cant of the Church of the Advent in Boston. Very largely through 
his efforts and his generous donations a mission church has been built 
in East Concord, near his old homestead. In this old house of his 
forefathers, built in 1755, he kept his extensive library, largely of New 
Hampshire history, though he also delighted in books descriptive of 
Canada, the Southwest, Mexico, and other scenes of his travels. 

By devoted attention to the interests of his paper, by economy, 
and by wise investments Colonel Pecker was able to retire from active 
journalism in 1896 with a comfortable provision for his declining years, 
and to devote the remainder of his life to the collection of books. 
His knowledge of Americana was accurate and extensive, and in 
pursuit of a rare volume he was indefatigable. To Dartmouth Col- 
lege he was intensely loyal, and by his will he left to that institution 
all his books relating to the state, county, and town history of New 
Hampshire, the most valuable part of his library, that they might 
be preserved as a memorial of his greatest pleasure in life and of 
his affection for his college and his native State. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 197 

J0HN2 ANDREWS OF IPSWICH, MASS., AND NORWICH, 
CONN., AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Harriet Andross Goodell of New Haven, Conn. 

[Concluded from page 114] 

14. Solomon^ Andrus (John,"^ John,^ John,'^ John^) was born at 

Norwich 10 Sept. 1732. He married, 16 Jan. 1761, Honour 
Deming, born at Wethersfield 11 Mar. 1733/4, daughter of 
John and EUzabeth (Perkins) (Buck).* 

Solomon Andrus served in the French and Indian War, 
being corporal in 1756 and first lieutenant in 1760. He is 
probably the Solomon Andrus who served in the Revolution- 
ary War and was mustered out in 1781. In 1785 his name is 
found among the names of members of the Long Society 
Church, but he seems to have lived earlier at Lisbon. 

Children : 

i. Thankful,^ b. at Lisbon 31 July 1763. 

ii. Honour (probably dau. of Solomon), d. 21 Sept. 1841, aged 64; 
m. (1) at Preston, 18 Feb. 1798, George Leonard; m. (2) at 
Preston, 7 Aug. 1803, Warren Andrews, who d. 13 Aug. 1848, 
aged 67. Children by second husband: 1. Eliza, b. 22 Apr. 1804, 
2. George, b. 30 May 1805. 3. Warren, b. 25 Mar. 1807. 4. 
Charles, b. 25 Mar. 1809. 5. Amos, b. 5 June 1811. 6. Maria, 
b. 19 June 1813. 7. John, b. 13 Sept. 1815; d. 16 July 1816. 8. 
Henry, b. 14 Sept. 1819. 9. Gustavus Davis, b. 6 May 1821. 
Probably others. 

15. RoswELL^ Andrus (Isaac,^ John,^ John,^ John^), born, probably 

at Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1767, died at Poultney, Vt., 11 Sept. 
1845. He married Lucy Coy, born in 1773, died at Poultney 
3 Feb. 1846. About the year 1800 he removed from Shafts- 
bury to Poultney, and settled on a farm about two miles 
south of Poultney Village. (History of Poultney.) 
Children : 

i. Laura,^ d. at Chatham, 111., in 1883; m. Amos Williams of Wells, 

Vt. Five children, 
ii. Heman, b. in 1798; d. unm. 18 Jan. 1872. 
iii. RoswELL, of Poultney, Vt., farmer, b. in 1800; d. 27 July 1843; m. 

Mahala Brown, who d. 15 Aug. 1874. Children: 1. William 

Waller Jay,'' d. unm. 2. Henry, b. in 1830; d. 17 Aug. 1870. 3. 

Albert 4. Helen. 5. Mary. 6. Laura, m. at Fairhaven, Vt., 

John Perkins. 7. Jay, b. in 1845; d. unm. 4 June 1877. 
iv. Linus, b. in 1803; d. at Poultney, Vt., 10 Oct. 1872; m. Abigail 

Pattee. Children: 1. Sarah J.,'' d. 22 Apr. 1837. 2. Lucy, m. 

Wilbert Wallace Martin; lived at Poultney. 

16. JoHN° Andrus {Isaac,^ John,^ John,"^ John^) was born at Shafts- 

bury, Vt., 9 Mar. 1774. He married Amy Coy. 
Children (order of births unknown) : 

i. JoHN,^ of Perry, N. Y., m. Mary Stewart. Children: 1. Harriet,'' 
m. Daniel Sweet. 2. Minerva, m. Marion Smith; no issue. 3. 

* John Deming married EUzabeth (Perkins) Buck, widow of Rev. Daniel Buck. He 
removed from Wethersfield to Norwich in 1734, and he and his wife died there in 1763. 
He bequeathed £15 to his daughter, Honour Andrus. (See Deming Genealogy and 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr.) 



198 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

Eliza, m. Albert Drake; lived at Perry; no issue. 4. Mary, m. 
Peter West; lived at Perry; two children. 5. Merritt, m. Joseph- 
ine Lacy. 6. Esther, m. Henry Lacy; lived at Perry; two 
children. 7. Julia, m. Charles Sweet; two children. 8. George, 
m. Cox. 

ii. Amy, m. Orin Goodrich. 

iii. Mahala, b. in 1791; d. 22 Oct. 1814, ae. 23. (Gravestone at 
Shaftsbury, Vt.) 

iv. Ruth, m. William (?) Turner. 

v. Elon, of Delavan, Wis., m. Helen Rose of Poultney, Vt. One 
daughter. 

vi. Linus (or Lineus), m. Rachel Broughton, dau. of Ira and Eliza- 
beth (Calkins). 

vii. Truman, of Perry, N. Y., m. Mary Goddard. Children: 1. Julia,'' 
d. young. 2. Clarissa, d. young. 3. Byron, d. young. ^. Linus, 
d. young. 5. Beach, m. in California, and d. there. 6. Delia, 
m. Emory. 

24. viii. Daniel, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1796. 

25. ix. David, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1799. 

X. Polly, b. 25 Mar. 1800; d. 13 Jan. 1850; m. Stephen Hawkins of 
Arlington, Vt. Children: 1. il/ern7^,b. 25 June 1819; m. Bethia 
Lyman of Northfield, Mass. 2. Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1820; m. 
Joseph Broadway. 3. David, b. in Oct. 1822; m. (1) Sarah A. 
Center of Post Comers, N. Y.; m. (2) Mrs. Mary A. Lenard of 
North Adams, Mass.; m. (3) Mrs. Caroline Moselej''. 4. 
Harriet, b. 7 July 1824; m. B. Franklin McLaughlin of West 
Arlington, Vt. 5. Freelove, b. 7 Aug. 1826; m. John N. Chase 
of North Adams, Mass. 6. Stephen, b. in May 1829; m. Jane 
Pike of Glens Falls, N.Y. 

17. David^ Andrus (Isaac,^ John,^ John,'^ John^), born at Shafts- 
bury, Vt., 29 Mar. 1779, died at Castile, N. Y., 8 Feb. 1861. 
He married, 2 Nov. 1801, Mary Parks, born at Arlington, 
Vt., 9 Jan. 1787, died at Castile 2 Mar. 1839, daughter of 
his father's fourth wife, Mrs. Freelove (Wilcox) Parks. 
(Vide supra, p. 110.) He kept a tavern at Shaftsbury until 
about 1834, when he removed to Perry, N. Y., all his children 
except Abia going with him. 

Children, some born at Arlington, Vt., and others at 
Shaftsbury, Vt.: 

i. Abia," b. 9 Feb. 1803; d. 7 Sept. 1889; m. 19 May 1819 Col. 

Lemuel Bottum of Shaftsbury, Vt., farmer, b. 20 Aug. 1800, d. 

14 July 1880. Children: 1. Mar?/ ^., b. in Mar. 1822; d. 28 Feb. 

1838. 2. Simon, h. 26 Feb. 1824; m. (1) Margaret A. Douglas; 

m. (2) Mrs. Sarah Rhodes. 3. Horace Barlow, b. 3 July 1826; 

m. 8 Oct. 1856 Harriet E. Huntington. 4. Caroline Amelia, b. 

26 Sept. 1828; m. Norman R. Douglas. 5. Edward, b. 29 July 

1832; m. (1) Ellen L. Clark; m. (2) Marietta Cox. 
ii. Oeetta, b. 15 Feb. 1805; d. 11 June 1859; m. 30 Sept. 1822 Daniel 

Galusha Huntington, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., 17 Feb. 1802, d. at 

Perry, N. Y., 29 Mar. 1877, s. of Dr. Daniel. They lived at 

Perry, N. Y. Children: 1. Edwin, of Rochester, N. Y., b. 

22 Aug. 1823; d. 1 Dec. 1898; m. Jane A. Rathbone. 2. George 

Byron, of Edgerton, Wis., b. 21 Jan. 1827; d. 15 Mar. 1899; m. 

(1) Jenette E. Galusha; m. (2) Sarah Jane Smith; m. (3) Mrs. 

Mary A. (Brewer) Johnson. 3. Nancy Amelia, b. 15 Mar. 1833; 

d. 22 Mar. 1865; m. 25 Sept. 1855 Barton B. Higgins; resided at 

Dixon, 111. 4. Mary, b. 10 Aug. 1840; d. 16 June 1872; m. 

4. Mar. 1863 John D. Crabtree; resided at Dixon, 111. 
iii. Freelove, b. 13 June 1807; d. at Castile, N. Y., 3 Jan. 1841; m. 

14 Oct. 1828 Truman Fisk, b. 23 July 1800, d. at Castile 2 Apr. 



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1874. Children, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt.: 1. Helen E., h. 7 Mar. 
1831; d. unm. 17 July 1899. 2. Abia E., b. 9 June 1832; d. 24 
Sept. 1912; m. Myron Barton. 3. Horatio Parks, of Rochester, 
N. Y., b. 11 Mar. 1835; d. 20 July 1911; m. Iris A. Chapin. 
iv. John Parks, b. 22 May 1809; d. 13 Jan. 1829. 

26. V. Ephraim Martin, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., 22 Feb. 1811. 

27. vi. Horatio Nelson, b. 30 June 1813. 

vii. William Merritt, b. 11 May 1815; d. 31 July 1815. 

28. viii. Columbus Parks, b. 8 Sept. 1822. 

29. ix. David Oatman, b. 10 Oct. 1825. 

18. Frederick^ Andross (Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), 

born at Norwich in 1754, died at Hartford 27 Sept. 1825. 
He married, 21 June 1780, Lydia Felch, born at Canter- 
bury 1 Sept. 1764, died at South Windsor 20 Dec. 1833, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Adams).* 

In the Revolutionary War Frederick Andross was a sailor for 
a short time in 1776 on the Oliver Cromwell, a schooner which 
was sent out as a privateer by the people of Windham County. 
In 1799 he was captain of a company of light infantry. 

Children : 

30. i. Chester,^ b. at Canterbury 17 Sept. 1781. 

31. ii. John Felch, b. at Canterbury 1 March 1786. 

32. iii. Augustus, b. at Canterbury 17 Dec. 1788. 

33. iv. Frederick, b. at Hartford 12 May 1793. 

34. V. William Felch, b. at Hartford 30 Nov. 1795. 

19. Col. Abel^ Andros {Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,"^ John^), born 

at Norwich in 1755, died at Plainfield 17 Feb. 1817, ae. 62. 
He married, 2 Jan. 1777, Bridget Frink of Stonington, who 
died at Plainfield 5 Nov. 1827. 

Col. Abel Andros was one of the most respected citizens of 
Plainfield, where he was for many years a deacon in the 
Congregational Church. In 1811 he and his son Benjamin, 
with eight others of Plainfield, Norwich, and Canterbury, were 
associated in the Andros Factory Company. 

Children, born at Plainfield: 

35. i. Benjamin,^ b. 20 Oct. 1777. 
ii. William, b. 3 Nov. 1780. 

iii. Lydia (twin), b. 14 July 1783; d. 27 Sept. 1802. 

iv. Anna (called Nancy) (twin), b. 14 July 1783; d. 13 July 1812; m. 
30 Sept. 1811 Nathaniel Eddy of Middleborough, Mass. 

V. Mary, b. 28 Feb. 1786. 

vi. Betsey, b. 25 April 1790; d. 28 Nov. 1864; m. 12 Nov. 1809 
Erastus Lester of Plainfield, who d. 15 Aug. 1861, aged 74. 
Children: 1. Timothy, b. in Apr. 1812; d. in 1827. 2. William 
Andros, b. 13 Feb. 1816; d. at Plainfield 27 Aug. 1884; m. Lydia 
Crosby Harris. 3. Elizabeth Kinney, b. in Dec. 1818. 4. Ed- 
ward Kinney, b. in Sept. 1822; d. in Illinois 7 Sept. 1901. 5. 
Sarah Maria, b. in Dec. 1824; d. at Putnam 15 Nov. 1899; m. 
George Buck. 6. George, b. in Jan. 1835; d. in 1836. 

vii. Abby, b. 14 Dec. 1792; d. 28 Oct. 1848; m. 22 May 1814, as his 
second wife, Nathaniel Eddy of Middleborough, Mass., who 
d. 30 Mar. 1869, former husband of her sister Anna. Children: 
1. Nathaniel Andros, b. 6 May 1815; m. Abby H. Adams of 

* John Felch was descended from Henry Felch, one of the earliest settlers and pro- 
prietors of Gloucester, Mass., and later of Watertown, Mass. Sarah (Adams) Felch 
was descended from Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass. 



200 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

Boston, Mass. 2. Francis Frink (twin), b. 6 Apr. 1817; d. 3 Feb. 
1862; m. Clara Hagan. 3. Anne Elizabeth (twin) , h. 6 Apr, 1817; 
m. 27 Sept. 1843 William Pratt. 4. John, h. in 1819; d. 2 Oct. 

1901; m. (1) ; m. (2) 10 pet 1855 Caroline C. Updike. He 

was an eminent lawyer in Providence, R. I. 5. Abby Andros, b. 
19 July 1822; m. George E. Adams of Boston, Mass. 6. Mary 
Jane, b. 10 June 1827; m. 29 Sept. 1852 Charles French Thayer of 
Boston, Mass.; eight children. 

20. Rev. Thomas^ Andros {Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), 
born at Norwich 1 May 1759, died at Berkley, Mass., 30 
Dec. 1845. He married first, 18 May 1784, Abigail Cutler, 
born at Plainfield 28 Apr. 1763, died at Berkley 19 Sept. 
1798, daughter of Capt. William and Susanna (Shepherd); 
and secondly, 7 Feb. 1799, Sophia Sanford of Berkley, who 
died 13 Feb. 1842, aged 62, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Dean). 

Thomas Andros joined the Revolutionary Army at the 
age of sixteen, and took part in the Battle of Long Island 
and the Battle of White Plains. In 1781 he enlisted in New 
London on a privateer which was captured by the British, 
and he was confined on the Jersey, the notorious prison ship 
at New York. A few months later he escaped in a manner 
almost miraculous, and he has told vividlv the storv of his 
experiences in a little book, now rare, called ''The Old Jersey 
Captive." After his return to Plainfield and the recovery 
of his health he studied theology in Plainfield with Rev. 
Joel Benedict, and was ordained minister at Berkley, Mass., 
in 1788, remaining in charge of the church there for forty-six 
years. His annual stipend was £80, and it was not in- 
creased during ail the time of his ministry. To eke out his 
slender salary he taught navigation for many years. He 
was the father of seventeen children, four of whom became 
successful navigators and commanded some of the largest 
ships that sailed out of Providence and New York. (See 
Sanford's History of Berkley, Mass.) 

Children by first wife, all except the first one born at 
Berkley, Mass.: 

i. Milton,^ b. at Plainfield 16 Apr. 1786; d. at Havana, Cuba, 2 June 
1822; m. Polly Douglas of Freetown, Mass. He was a sea 
captain, and was master of the brig Governor Hopkins of Provi- 
dence, R. 1. Only child: 1. A daughter.'' 

ii. Mary, b. 5 Dec. 1787; d. 8 Jan. 1864; m. Willla.m Babbitt of 
Berkley. Children: 1. Abby. 2. Maria. 3. Eliza. 

iii. Abigail, b. 29 Sept. 1789; d. unm. at Berkley, Mass., 9 Mar. 1860. 

iv. Thomas, b. 6 Mar. 1791; d. at Freetown, Mass., 31 Mar. 1860; m. 
3 Apr. 1829 Sarah Nichols of Freetown. He was a sea captain. 
Only child: 1. A daughter.'' 

V. Benedict, b. 7 Oct. 1792; d. 31 July 1869; m. Eunice Nichols, 
sister of the wife of his brother Thomas. He was a sea captain. 
Children: 1. Margaret.'' 2. Josephine. 3. Sarah Adelaide. 

vi. William, mariner, b. 16 Mar. 1794; d. at Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 
1829; m. Rachel Sutton. Children: 1. William.'' 2. Clara. 
S. Ann Elizabeth. 

vii. Lydia, b. 2 Oct. 1795; d. at Freetown, Mass., 7 Mar. 1888; m. 
25 Dec. 1833 John Deane of Freeto^vn. Only child: 1. John 
Milton, b. 8 Jan. 1841. 



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viii. Susan, b. 13 Jan. 1797; m. William Rothwell. Child: 1. 

William. 
ix. Clarissa, b. 25 Aug. 1798; d. at Berkley, Mass., 12 Aug. 1820. 

Children by second wife, born at Berkley, Mass.: 

X. Sophia Sanford, b. 23 Sept. 1800; d. 28 Mar. 1824. 

xi. Priscilla Dean, b. 17 Nov. 1802; d. 25 July 1875; m. Smith 

WiNSLOW of Fall River, Mass. Children: 1. Isaac. 2. Thomas, 

3. Orin. 4. James. 5. Elizabeth. 

36. xii. Frederick, b. 14 Sept. 1805. 

xiii. Sarah, b. 9 Nov. 1807; d. 17 Jan. 1889; m. George W. Butters 

of Newton, Mass. 
xiv. Daniel Kendrick, b. 14 Jan. 1811; d. 29 Apr. 1873; m. Mary 

SissoN. He was a sea captain. 
XV. Leander, b. 25 Dec. 1814; d. 7 Sept. 1850. 

37. xvi. Richard Salter Storrs, b. 27 Oct. 1817. 

xvii. Milton, b. 7 Feb. 1823; d. at Berkeley, Cal., in 1910; m. at San 

Francisco, Cal., . He was senior partner in a law firm at 

San Francisco. 

21. AsA^ Andrus (Zebediah,'^ Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), born at 

Norwich in 1742, died at Pawlet, Vt., 12 Jan. 1821. He 
married, 10 Jan. 1765, Mary Pride of Norwich, daughter 
of Herbert. He was sergeant in the Revolutionary War in 
Capt. John Durkee's company. 

Children, all except Sarah born probably at Norwich 
(order of births unknown) : 

i. Robert,^ mentioned in the distribution of his father's estate in 1821, 
when he was living at Pawlet, Vt. No further record of him has 
been found. 

ii. Susanna, b. in 1767; d. 10 Oct. 1846; m. Capt. Josiah Monroe, 
who went from Canterbury to Pawlet, Vt., in 1784, and d. in 1846, 
aged 84. Children: 1. Jesse. 2. William, m. 7 Feb. 1822 Altia 
Fitch Clark. 3. Asa A., m. 6 Dec. 1831 Achsah Phillips. 4. 
Chauncey, d. 29 Dec. 1828; m. Emeline Brown. 

iii. Anna, m. David Monroe. 

iv. Mary (called Polly), m. 13 Mar. 1786 Samuel Gookins. They 
settled in Switzerland Co., Ind. Children: 1. Naomi. 2. Lydia. 
3. Anne, 4. Asa, 5. Samuel. 6. Mary. 7. Olive. 

38. V. Asa, b. at Norwich 22 Nov. 1773. 

vi. Betsey, m. 4 Dec. 1800 Isaac Fitch of Pawlet, Vt. 

vii. Sarah, b. at Pawlet, Vt., in 1778; d. there in 1858; m. Abner 

LuMBARD, who went from Brimfield, Mass., to Pawlet in 1784, 

and d. in 1861, aged 88. Children: 1. Sophia, b. 16 Aug. 1797. 

2. Fanny, b. 5 Feb. 1800. 3. Chester, b. 16 Apr. 1802; m. 18 Feb. 

1830 Lucina Clark. 4. Pamelia, b. 17 Apr. 1804; d. 8 Feb. 1851; 

m. 23 Feb. 1831 Thomas Jefferson Swallow. 5. Delight, d. 4 Oct. 

1809, ae. 2 years, 11 months. 6. Hiram, b. 4 July 1809; d. 

2 Mar. 1851; m. 1 May 1839 Fanny Potter. 7. Julia, b. 4 Sept. 

1811. 8. Franklin. 

22. Zebediah^ Andrus {Zehediah,* Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), born 

at Norwich in 1744, died at Pawlet, Vt., in 1830, aged 86. 
He married his second cousin, Judith^ Andrus (12, vii), 
born in 1756, died at Mt. Tabor, Vt., in 1850, aged 94. They 
went to Pawlet about 1784. 
Children: 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. 16 Oct. 1775; m. Capt. Joseph Clark, who d. in 

1820. 
ii. Zebediah, b. 19 May 1779. 

39. iii. Benjamin, b. at Pawlet, Vt., 11 Dec. 1783. 



202 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

iv. William, b. 12 Nov. 1785; perhaps the William Andrews who m. 

at Pawlet, Vt., 13 Jan. 1803, Polly Kng. 
V. Eunice, b. 7 Aug. 1788; living at Pawlet, Vt., in 1867; m. Capt. 

Phineas Armstrong, who d. in 1836, aged 50. 
vi. Elisa, b. 10 Nov. 1791. 

23. John Holmes^ Andrus* {Daniel,"^ David,^ John,^ John^), born, 

probably at Preston, in 1768, died at Pawlet, Vt., in 1841, 
aged 73. He married first, 28 Oct. 1790, Rachel Willey, 
born 26 Dec. 1769, died at Pawlet in 1821, daughter of xAsa 
and Abigail (Skinner), who went from Colchester to Pawlet 
in 1778; and secondly Louisa , who survived him. 

In 1780 he was at Danby, Vt., his farm being near the 
Pawlet line; in 1822 he went to Pawlet to live. He was 
representative in the Legislature from Danby seventeen years, 
judge of the Rutland County Court, and a man of note and 
influence in the town. 

Children by first wife (order of births unknown) : 

i. JoHN.e b. at Danby, Vt., 17 Mar. 1795; d. at Pawlet, Vt., 17 July 
1851; m. at Pawlet, 9 Mar. 1823, Miranda Morrison, b. at 
Kingsbury, N. Y., in 1801, d. at Aurora, III, in 1881, dau. of Dr. 
John. Childi-en: 1. Mary M.J b. in 1824; d. in Dec. 1906; m. 
at Danby, 3 June 1840, Seth Griffith; lived at Aurora, 111. 2, 
John Morrison, b. at Danby 27 Feb. 1828; m. Mary Elizabeth 
Ruste, who d. at Aurora in 1874, dau. of Samuel of Cambridge, 
N. Y.; four children. 

ii. Ezra, b. at Danby, Vt., 3 Aug. 1799; d. at Pawlet, Vt., 1 Nov. 1864; 
m. at Danby, 29 June 1820, Nancy McDaniels, b. at Danby 
27 Dec. 1803, d. at Pawlet 22 Mar. 1886, dau. of James and Sally 
(Harrington). Children: 1. Sarah Ann,' b. 30 Nov. 1821; m. 17 
Mar. 1842 Mark H. Wooster. 2. Eliza Ann, m. Dr. FhineasStTong. 
3. Nancy Mary. 4. James McDaniels, b. 13 Aug. 1831; d. at 
Pawlet 24 Sept. 1904; m. Sarah Grace Otis, b. at Danby 12 Nov. 
1844, d. at Pawlet 3 May 1908, dau. of William and Deha (Peck). 
5. Julia Clara, m. Parker Jones. 6. John Holmes. 7. Mary 
Esther. 8. Cordelia Caroline. 9. Merrill Clark, d. unm. at 
Pawlet 5 May 1912. 

iii. Hannah. 

iv. 1'empa, m. Allen Vail, and settled at Middletown, Vt. Children: 

1. John. 2. Edward. 3. Philander. 4. Sophia. 5. Almira. 

V. Sophia, m. Edward Herrick. Children: 1. Rachel, m. Ira Cook. 

2. Charity, m. Caleb Lobdell. 3. Eunice, m. Wilham Seelej^ 4. 
Alta, m. Fayette Bromley. 5. Henry, m. — Avery. 

vi. Clara (or Clarissa), m. Stephen Otis. 

vii. Julia, m. Barnum Langford. 

viii. Alt^, m. at Pawlet, Vt., 11 Nov. 1829, Joseph Ayers. 

24. Daniel^ Andrus (John,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,^ John)-), born at 

Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1796, died at Poultney, Vt., 14 Nov. 
1863. He married Harriet Watkins, who died at Poultney 
23 Feb. 1874, aged 69, daughter of Broadwell. About 1815 
he went to Poultney, a poor man; but by industry and 
economy he succeeded in acquiring a good property. (His- 
tory of Poultney.) 
Children : 

i. Sarah Jane,^ b. at Poultney, Vt., 11 Jan. 1822; d. 21 Sept. 1898; 
m. (1) William D. Bosworth; m. (2) 29 Jan. 1863 Rev. John 
GoADBY, b. in England. Children by first husband: 1. Mary 

* Vide supra, p. 114, footnote. 



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Jane, m. William Gaige. 2. Harriet Ella, m. William Nathaniel. 
Child by second husband: 3. Nellie Bosworth, b. at Poultney 
13 Nov. 1863; m. 9 May 1882 Jason Rogers Mason. 

ii. Mary E., d. at Denver, Colo., in Dec. 1912; m. John Jay Joslin. 
They settled at Denver. Children: 1. Hattie. 2. Edna. 3. 
FrnT)Jc A 

iii. Edwin Daniel, b. 2 Dec. 1837; d. at Poultney, Vt., 22 July 1894; 
m. Addie Jane Adams, who d. 27 July 1872, dau. of Alanson 
of Poultney. He lived at his father's homestead at Poultney. 
Children: 1. Mary Grace? b. 7 Sept. 1859; m. 10 Mar. 1899 
Alfred Josiah Beebe. 2. William Daniel, b. 19 Dec. 1864; m. at 
Rutland, Vt., 11 Apr. 1894, Ida Merriam Long. 3. Edwin Daniel, 
m. 6 Apr. 1899 Laura Westover. 

25. David^ Andrus (John,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,'^ John^), born at 

Shaftsbury, Vt., in 1799, died at Granville, N. Y., 11 May 
1871. He married Sarah Weeks, born at Jamaica, Vt., 23 
Sept. 1800, died at Granville 11 Apr. 1885, daughter of 
Nathan. He was the owner of a stage route, and was 
himself the stage driver between Troy, N. Y., and Rut- 
land, Vt. 

Children, all but the two youngest born at Granville, N. Y. : 

i. Minerva,^ b. 19 Aug. 1829; d. 3 Mar. 1868; m. Orson F. Betts, s. 

of John and Lydia (Loveland). No children. 
ii. Eliza, b. 15 Mar. 1831; d. 20 Apr. 1899; m. at West Pawlet, Vt., 

Merritt C. Jones. Children: 1. Florence. 2. Mary. 3. Fred- 

erick M^ . 
iii. Henry, b. 15 Feb. 1833; d. unm. 20 Dec. 1853. 
iv. Samuel, b. 31 July 1834; d. unm. 12 Oct. 1908. 
V. Truman, b. 12 Feb. 1836; d. at Granville, N. Y., 31 Oct. 1861; m. 

Martha Warren, b. at West Pawlet, Vt., 9 May 1841, dau. of 

Cotton Fletcher and Susan (Curtis). Child: 1. Henry, ^ b. in 

1860; adopted when young hy a family named Norton, whose 

surname he took. 
vi. David, b. 14 Feb. 1838; d. at Albany, N. Y., 5 July 1902; m. 

Mary Miller of Granville, N. Y., b. 26 Mar. 1847, dau. of Rev. 

William Abeel and Louisa (Bordwell). Children: 1. Louise.^ 

2. Bert. 
vii. Mary, b. at Sandvhill, N. Y., 5 Mar. 1840; m. 4 Apr. 1861 James 

Ordway, b. at Strafford, Vt., 20 Dec. 1830, d. 1 Mar. 1905. 
viii. Joseph, b. at Sandyhill, N. Y., 2 Dec. 1841; d. at Granville, N. Y., 

1 Oct. 1894; m. at Pawlet, Vt., 27 Feb. 1869, Clara Sargent, b. 

at Hubbardton, Vt., 10 Apr. 1850, dau. of John and Alcinda 

(Davis). Children: 1. Charles.^ 2. Florence. 

26. Ephraim Martin^ Andrus (David,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,^ John^), 

born at Shaftsbury, Vt., 22 Feb. 1811, died at Perry, N. Y., 
3 Feb. 1892. He married first, 4 Dec. 1834, Clarissa Hunt- 
ington, born 6 Apr. 1817, died 28 Oct. 1855; and secondly, 
6 Jan. 1857, Mary A. Erickson, who died 19 Mar. 1880. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Daniel,7 b. 7 Aug. 1838; d. 14 May 1841. 

ii. Eugene H., b. 10 Sept. 1844; m. 25 May 1865 Florence Buxton. 

Children: 1. Clinton Buxton.^ 2. Lottie H. 3. Roy L. 
iii. Fred M., b. 25 July 1848; m. 18 May 1871 Eva L. Shirley. 
iv. Francis R., b. 5 Aug. 1855; d. 16 Sept. 1855. 

Children by second wife: 

V. Henry E., b. 10 Dec. 1859. 

vi. Clara, b. 2 Sept. 1864; d. 2 Apr. 1886. 



204 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

27. Horatio Nelson^ Andrus (David,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,^ 

John^), of Castile, N. Y., bora 30 June 1813, died 27 Jan. 1859. 

He married, 12 Jan. 1835, Elizabeth A. Easton, who died 

2 Apr. 1904. 

Children : 

i. Susan A.,' b. 12 July 1837; d. 28 Jan. 1844. 
ii. Lemuel B., b. 6 July 1840; d. 8 Mar. 1862. 
iii. Martin E., b. 27 Sept. 1842; d. in 1892; m. 27 July 1866 Mrs. 

Julia Grant. No children. 
iv. John Nelson, b. 29 Jan. 1847; d. 6 Mar. 1849. 
V. Sarah A., b. 15 June 1851; m. 15 Nov. 1871 Charles Locke. 
vi. Mary, b. 24 Oct. 1859; m. 21 Sept. 1881 John Tabor. No 

children. 

28. Columbus Parks^ Andrus {David,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,^ 

John^), of Castile, N. Y., born 8 Sept. 1822, died 10 June 
1907. He married, 12 Nov. 1846, Clarissa E. Billings, 
who died 27 June 1910. 
Children : * 

i. Flora B.,' b. 5 Aug. 1850; d. 1 Feb. 1851. 

ii. Gracia a., b. 5 Aug. 1856; m. 15 May 1877 Mortimer N. Cole. 

iii. Gertrude, b. 28 Oct. 1862; d. 11 Mar. 1864. 

29. David Oatman^ Andrus (David,^ Isaac,^ John,^ John,'^ John^), 

born 10 Oct. 1825, died 9 July 1909. He married first, 19 
Jan. 1854, Harriet Palmer, who died 2 June 1865; and 
secondly, 17 Oct. 1865, Martha Jane Palmer, sister of his 
deceased wife. They lived at Perry, N. Y. 
Children by first wife: 

1. William P.,^ b. 12 Apr. 1856; d. 6 Nov. 1913; m. 6 Nov. 1878 

Mary White. 
ii. Charij:s Alton, b. 4 June 1858; m. (1) 18 Feb. 1880 Agnes 

Wylie; m. (2) 22 Dec. 1902 Lillian Marie Kremer. 
iii. Daniel, b. 6 Nov. 1860; m. 6 May 1884 Mattie Sweeting. 
iv. David Ray, b. 18 May 1865; living unm. 

30. Chester^ Andross {Frederick,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ 

John^), born at Canterbury 17 Sept. 1781, died at Hartford 

1 Jan. 1826. He married at Hartford, in 1810 or 1811, 

Rhoda Kilbourn, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Wells), 

born at Hartford 18 June 1789, died there in Oct. 1858. 

(Kilbourn Genealogy.) 

Children, born at Hartford: 

i. William,^ d. at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; m. Lucy Sloan. Children: 
1. Doderidge,^ d. young. 2. Cornelius. 3. Eugene. 4. Erskine. 

ii. Cecilia, b. 17 Apr. 1813; d. 28 Feb. 1882; m. 11 Nov. 1833 Allyn 
SouTHMAYD Stillman, b. at Wethersfield 28 Apr. 1800, s. of 
James and Elizabeth (Webster). He was a bookbinder, and was 
mayor of Hartford in 1862. Children: 1. Cecilia Augusta, b. 
23 Feb. 1835; m. Samuel H. White. 2. Charles Allyn, b. 10 Feb. 
1837; d. 21 June 1904; m. Harriet Allen. 3. Alice Webster, b. 
29 Mar. 1839; living unm. 4. Ann Elizabeth, b. 28 July 1841; d. 
6 Dec. 1843. 5, Mary, b. 12 Jan. 1846; d. 15 Nov. 1848. 6. 
Allyn, h. 8 Sept. 1848; m. Anna Rose. 7. William Webster, b. 
1 Jan. 1852; m. Mary M. Robins. 

* In addition to the three children named here, Columbus Parks Andrus had an 
adopted daughter, Emma B., born 10 Oct. 1850. 



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iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 25 June 1815; d. unm. in 1865. 

iv. Michael Shepaed, bapt. 28 Apr. 1817; d. at Westfield, Mass. 

V. Janette, bapt. 7 Nov. 1819; d. in 1869; m. Capt. David Hoyt of 

Deerfield, Mass., b. 29 June 1801. Children: 1. Edward, b. 

17 Aug. 1844. 2. Mary, b. 7 Oct. 1846. 3. John Wilson, b. 

6 May 1850. 
vi. Sarah A., bapt. 25 June 1821; d. in 1857; m. 24 June 1839 Henry 

Rose. Children: 1. James. 2. Nettie. 

31. John Felch^ Andross (Frederick,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ 

John,^ John^), born at Canterbury 1 Mar. 1786, died at 
Bloomingburg, N. Y., 22 June 1868. He married, 21 Apr. 
1812, Sarah Redfield, born 7 Nov. 1792, daughter of David 
and Esther (Thorp), who went from Fairfield to Orange 
County, N. Y. John Felch Andross followed the sea in 
early life, going twice to the West Indies. He settled at 
Crawford, now Bloomingburg, N. Y. 
Children, born at Bloomingburg, N. Y. : 

i. Ellen Jane,^ b. 21 Jan. 1813; d. 30 Mar. 1848; m. 15 Oct. 1833 
Joseph Seagears, b. at Washington, Mass., 12 Jan. 1799, d. at 
Bloomingburg, N. Y., in May 1875. Children: 1. Milo, b. 
11 Aug. 1835; m. Annie Conlin of Goshen, N. Y. 2. Sarah Ellen, 
b. 12 Oct. 1836. 3. John Andross, b. 25 Dec. 1838; d. 19 Dec. 
1841. 

ii. William Augustus, b. 23 Sept. 1817; d. unm. at Utica, N. Y. 

iii. Calvin Carmichael, b. 21 Mar. 1821; d. 3 Feb. 1902; m. 30 Apr. 
1857 Deborah A. Miller, who d. 11 Dec. 1897, dau. of Michael 
and Margaret (Dickerson). He was a properous farmer at 
Bloomingburg, N. Y. Only child: 1. Sarah Adda.^ 

32. Augustus^ Andross {Frederick,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ 

John^), born at Canterbury 17 Dec. 1788, died at Hartford 
2 Nov. 1827. He married at Hartford, 14 Jan. 1813, Susan 
Clark. The family lived at Hartford until his death, and 
then his widow and children lived for a while in New York 
City, but removed later to Keokuk, Iowa. After under- 
going misfortunes caused by ice in the river, they went down 
the Mississippi to New Orleans, and finally settled in Texas. 
Children, born at Hartford: 

i. Walter Augustus,' b. in 1816; d. at New Orleans, La.; m. 
Margaret Ferguson of New Braunfels, Tex., who after his 
death returned to Scotland, her native country, with her three 
children. Children: 1. Henry D.^ 2. Catherine. 3. Emily. 

ii. Jane Elizabeth, b. 21 July 1817; m. (1) Stephen Field; m. (2) 

Bumble. She and her second husband lived in Texas. 

Child by first husband : 1. Charles. Children by second husband, 
b. in Texas: 2. Mary. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Henry. 5. William. 

iii. Emily, b. in June 1820; d. in Aug. 1822. 

iv. Lydia Maria, b. 9 Nov. 1822; m. in New York, at the same cere- 
mony with her sister Jane Elizabeth, Henry Borden Abel. 
Children: 1. Walter. 2. Henry. 3. Fanny. 4. Edgar. 

V. Emily, b. 17 June 1824; m. (1) John McCall of Keokuk, Iowa, 
with whom she lived in Louisiana and then in Texas; m. (2) 

Bracken. Children by first husband: 1. John. 2. 

Charles. 3. Walter. 4. George. 5. Robert. 6. Susan. 7. Fannie. 

vi. Susan, b. 18 Feb. 1825; m. Gustave Steves. They lived at 
Austin and Corpus Christi, Tex. Only child: 1. Susan. 

vii. Mary Clarendon, b. 15 Apr. 1826; d. 18 Mar. 1906; m. at 
Houston, Tex., 8 July 1846, Robert Brewster. Children: 1. 



206 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

Mary Adeline. 2. Robert Weir. 3. Jane Elizabeth. 4. Walter 
Augustus. 5. Charles. 6. Matthew. 7. Edgar Henry. 8. Henry 
Abel. 
viii. Augusta Olivia, b. 30 Dec. 1827; m. (1) at New Braunfels, Tex., 
Judge Matthew Augustus Dooley; m. (2) S. D. Munroe. She 
lived at New Orleans, La., and Llano, Tex. 

33. Frederick^ Andross {Frederick,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ 

John^) was born at Hartford 12 May 1793. He married 
MiNDWELL Smith of Suffield. He was a ship's carpenter, 
and was at sea much of the time. 
Children : 

i. Levi,7 b. in 1817; d. in June 1849; m. 3 Sept. 1839 Eleanor Smith, 
dau. of Daniel and Ellen (Beeman) of Granby. Only child: 1. 
Martha Almira.^ 

ii. Albert, d. at the age of 22. 

34. William Felch^ Andross {Frederick,^ Benjamin,'^ Benjamin,^ 

John,^ John^), born at Hartford 30 Nov. 1795, died at South 
Windsor 17 Mar. 1842. He married, 26 Oct. 1819, Julia 
Bancroft, born at South Windsor 17 Sept 1800, died 26 
July 1885, only child of Abner and Lucy. She lived all her 
life in the old home which she had inherited from her Ban- 
croft ancestors. 

Children, all but the first one born at South Windsor: 

i. Julia Ann,^ b. at Hartford 24 Apr. 1821; d. at Willimantic 13 Oct. 
1899; m. 16 July 1842, as his second wife, Daniel Webster, b. 
at Longmeadow, Mass., 27 July 1812, d. 28 Mar. I860,* s. of 
Daniel and Ann ( Andros) . His mother was descended from John 
Andrews of Farmington. Children: 1. Noah, h. in Aug. 1847; 
m. (1) Emma Butler of Hartford; m. (2) Sarah Royce of Willi- 
mantic. 2. Alice Elizabeth, b. 14 Jan. 1850. 3. Julia Eliza, b. 
9 Mar. 1851. 

ii. Lucy, b. 16 Sept. 1822; d. at Rockville 21 Mar. 1901; m. (1) at 
South Windsor, 27 Nov. 1845, Edv/ard Oilman, who d. 9 July 
1855; m. (2) at Rockville, 25 Apr. 1860, Ira B. Bennett, b. at 
Mansfield 26 Jan. 1814, d. at Rockville 21 Oct. 1874. Children 
by first husband: 1. A daughter, d. in infancy. 2. Frederick 
Vincent, b. 4 June 1850; d. at Rockville 27 Dec. 1887. 

40. iii. Abner Bancroft, b. 26 Sept. 1824. 

iv. Sarah Bryant, b. 23 Jan. 1828; d. at East Hartford 15 Sept. 1880; 
m. 4 Dec. 1851 Joseph A. Williams, who d. at Hartford 3 Feb. 
1866, s. of Joseph and Naomi (Drake). Only child: 1. John 
Andross, b. 29 Sept. 1853; d. at East Hartford 27 July 1884; m. 
11 Nov. 1874 Candora P. Miller of Southington. 

41. V. William Wiltshire, b. 29 Jan. 1831. 

35. Benjamin^ Andros (Abel,^ Benjamin,'^ Benjamin,^ John,- John^), 

born at Plainfield 20 Oct. 1777, died there 28 Jan. 1860. He 
married, 16 Mar. 1803, Sarah Averill, born at Preston 13 
Sept. 1781, died 30 Mar. 1838. 

He was deacon for many years in the Congregational 
Church at Plainfield, and was a highly respected citizen. 
He was associated with his father in the Andros factory at 
Moosup, now Packerville. 

* He was warden of the State prison at Wethersfield, and was stabbed with a knife 
by a refractory prisoner, his wounds proving fatal. His first wife was Ann Eliza Smith, 
by whom he had one son, Daniel, born 26 Sept. 1839. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 207 

Children : 

42. i. William Noyes.J b. at Plainiaeld 26 May 1806. 

43. ii. James Sanford, b. at Plainfield 18 Oct 1808. 

iii. Abel Averill, b. 27 Jan. 1816; d. unm. in 1838. 

36. Frederick^ Andros {Thoma^,^ Benjamin,'^ Benjamin,^ John,^ 

John^), born at Berkley, Mass, 14 Sept. 1805, died at Minne- 
apolis, Minn., 27 Apr. 1895. He married at Plymouth, N. Y., 
Eliza Bunker, who died at McGregor, Iowa, 6 Nov. 1879. 
He was prominent as one of the earhest physicians west of the 
Mississippi. 
Children : 

i, Richard Salter Storrs,^ b. at Garnavillo, Iowa, 9 June 1838; m. 
in Dec. 1857 Maria Worthing, b. at Franklin, Mich., 1 May 
1835, dau. of Benjamin Dade and Charlotte (Marvin). Children: 
1. Georgianna,^h. 28 Sept. 1858; m. Anson S. Brooks. 2. Richard 
Henry, b. 20 Aug. 1860; d. 12 Sept. 1885. 3. Louis Milton, b. 17 
Oct. 1862. 4. Vivia Storrs, b. 31 Oct. 1873; d. 12 June 1879. 

ii. Eugenia Estelle. 

iii. LiLLiAS Mary. 

iv. IsABELLE, d. in childhood. 

37. Richard Salter Storrs^ Andros (Thomas,^ Benjamin,^ Benja-^ 

min,^ John,'^ John^), of Brookline, Mass., born at Berkley, 
Mass., 27 Oct. 1817, died 3 Aug. 1868. He married in New 
York City, 22 May 1845, Sybil Blanding Allyn, born at 
Rehoboth, Mass., 6 Sept. 1823, died at Norton, Mass., 13 
Mar. 1899, daughter of Charles Yonge and Prudence (Hicks). 

He was a newspaper editor, was deputy collector of customs 
in Boston for several years and subsequently a special agent 
of the Treasury Department, and was engaged in organizing 
customhouses in the South. He was author of ''Customs 
Guide," a codification of the revenue laws, and was a con- 
tributor to the Democratic Review. He published ''Chocorua 
and Other Sketches" in 1838. 

Children : 

i. Isabel Wall,^ b. 5 Nov. 1846. 

ii. Sophia Morton, b. 27 Aug. 1848. 

iii. Elizabeth Yonge, b. 12 June 1852; d. at Sharon, Mass., 13 Feb. 

1905; m. Charles Foster. Children: 1. Elizabeth Andros. 2. 

Richard Andros. 3. Goodwin Le Baron. 4. Sybil. 

38. AsA^ Andrus (Asa,^ Zehediah,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), born 

at Norwich 22 Nov. 1773, died at Clarence, N. Y., 10 Oct. 
1863. He married at Pawlet, Vt., 9 Mar. 1796, Lucy Bush- 
NELL, born at Norwich 28 Mar. 1776, died at Pendleton, 
N. Y., 4 Aug. 1858, daughter of Benajah, Jr., and Lucy 
(Abell). 

Asa Andrus and his wife lived first at Pawlet, but in 1822 
they went with their whole family to Royalton, N. Y., re- 
moving again after two years to Pendleton, N. Y. 

Children, born at Pawlet, Vt.: 

44. i. Leman,7 b. 26 Apr. 1797. 

ii. Abia, b. 8 Jan. 1801; d. 19 Sept. 1802. 

iii. Benajah Bushnell, of Elyria, Ohio, farmer, b. 8 Jan. 1803; d. at 



208 Descendants of John Andrews [July 

Onondaga, Mich., 25 Feb. 1892; m. Isabendah Hanley. Chil- 
dren: 1. Matilda.^ 2. Lutetia. 3. Delia. 

iv. Abel B., of Lawton, Mich., farmer, b. 9 June 1805; d. at Lawton, 
Mich., 25 Oct. 1868; m. Sophia Sinclair. Children: 1. Cla- 
rissa.^ 2. Adelia. 3. Lucy. 4. Wallace. 5. Frank. 6. Victoria. 

V. Elizabeth S., b. 25 Feb. 1807; m. (1) William Colt; m. (2) 

vi. Mary Pride, b. lo'july 1810; d. at Wilson, N. Y., 6 Mar. 1879; m. 
at Pendleton, N. Y., 6 May 1830, Daniel Folger, Jr., of Wilson, 
farmer, b. at Danby, Vt., 5 Dec. 1806, d. at Wilson 4 Oct. 1871. 
Children: 1. Zeremba C, b. 25 Feb. 1831. 2. Plyn TF., b. 18 Apr. 
1835; m. (1) at Wilson, 16 Nov. 1859, Eliza A. Griffin; m. (2) 
Mary H. Griffin, sister of his first wife. 3, Lodisca 1., b. 23 Oct. 
1838. 4. Mary F., h. 2 Apr. 1841; m. J. A. Webster. 5. Noble 
D., b. 3 Apr. 1843; m. Mary Cox. 6. Sarah C, b. 9 Dec. 1846; 
m. Albert Aighma. 7. Alonzo W., b. 11 Nov. 1850; m. Alma 
Parker. 

vii. Washington Clark, of Pendleton, N. Y., b. 10 Nov. 1812; d. at 
Pendleton 31 Oct. 1887; m. 31 Jan. 1841 Sarah Cleveland 
Hills, b. at Cambria, N. Y., 27 Feb. 1821, dau. of John and 
Cynthia (Bissell). Children: 1. Silas Hills,^ b. 22 Mar. 1844; 
m. Mary Ann Wire. 2. Ellen Cynthia, b. 6 July 1846; m. Wal- 
lace A. Tousey. 

viii. Lucy Griswold, b. 5 June 1815; d. 23 July 1889; m. Joseph 
MoNTRAViLLE RiDDLE. They lived at Rapids Bridge and 
Clarence, N. Y. Children: 1. Walter. 2. Lucy E. 3. Charles. 
4. Emma T. 

39. Benjamin^ Andrus {Zehediah,^ Zehediah,^ Benjamin,^ John,'^ 

John^), farmer, born at Pawlet, Vt., 11 Dec. 1783, died there 

25 Feb. 1864. He married, 8 Feb. 1810, Emily Chapin, born 

at Rupert, Vt., in June 1787, died at Pawlet 29 Jan. 1852. 

Children : 

i. Sylvester P. ,7 b. 27 Dec. 1810; m. Paulina . 

ii. David, b. 21 Dec. 1813; m. 30 Sept. 1839 Sally Ann Willis, dau. 

of Guild, who went from Cheshire, Mass., to Pawlet, Vt. 
iii. Almedia Emeline, b. 20 Mar. 1816. 
iv. Benjamin Swan, b. 1 June 1818; d. at Pawlet, Vt., 31 Dec. 1877; 

m. 2 July 1853 Ann Belden, b. at Pawlet 29 Sept. 1836, d. there 

22 Mar. 1896, dau. of Henry and Adaline (Willis). Children: 1. 
Addie Emeline,^ b. 24 Sept. 1855. 2. Morgan Henry, b. 24 Jan. 
1857. 3. Fannie, b. 31 Jan. 1867. 

V. Jacob Chapin, b. 19 June 1821; d. 1 Sept. 1891; m. 5 Dec. 1850 
Harriet A. Whitcomb, b. at Enosburg, Vt., 24 Apr. 1832, d. 

23 Apr. 1906, dau. of Capt. Moses and Electa (Carpenter). 
Child: 1. Franfc,8b. at Pawlet, Vt., 27 May 1862; m. 23 Dec. 1886 
May Monroe. 

vi. Jacob, b. 29 Apr. 1822; d. 23 July 1824. 

40, Abner Bancroft^ Andross {William Felch,^ Frederick,^ Benja- 

min,^ Benjamin,^ John,^ John^), born at South Windsor 26 
Sept. 1824, died there 16 Mar. 1902. He married, 22 Aug. 
1849, Mary Smith Cowles, born 22 July 1824, died at 
South V^indsor 16 Mar. 1895, daughter of Asbel and Lucinda 
(Risley) of East Hartford. 
Children : 

i. William Francis,^ b. 21 June 1850; d. 28 May 1909; m. in 1874 
Irene Eliza Bid well. Children: 1. James Berton,^ b. 6 Feb. 
1875; m. Mary Amelia Camp. 2. Bessie Louise, b. 6 Aug. 1876; 
m. Frederic Leonidas Chandler. 3. Wallace Bancroft, b. 8 Apr. 
1878; m. Mary Imogene Hunter. 



1916] Descendants of John Andrews 209 

ii. Jambs Moore, b. 3 July 1853; d. in 1857. 

iii. Mary Lena, b. 17 Aug. 1858; d. unm. 14 Sept. 1885. 

iv. Abner Berton, b. 7 Dec. 1860; d. 20 Mar. 1866. 

41. William Wiltshire^ Andross (William Felch,^ Frederick,^ Benja- 

min,'^ Benjamin,^ John,'^ John^), of Wethersfield and Rockville, 
born at South Windsor 29 Jan. 1831, died at Rockville 3 Mar. 
1901. He married at Rockville, 25 Nov. 1852, Julia Ann 
Stebbins, born at Monson, Mass., 25 Mar. 1833, daughter 
of Dana and Betsey Lewis (Heath) of Monson. She was 
descended from Rowland Stebbins, who was born at Bock- 
ing, CO. Essex, England, and came to New England with 
his wife Sarah (Whiting) and four children in 1634. 
Children, born at Rockville: 

i. Julia Harriet,^ b. 21 Sept. 1855; m. 9 May 1878 Thomas Dwight 
Goodell of New Haven, B.A. (Yale, 1877), Ph.D. (Yale, 1884), 
Professor of the Greek Language and Literature at Yale Uni- 
versity, b. at Ellington 8 Nov. 1854, s. of Francis and Sophia 
Louise (Burpee). 

ii. Kate Webster, b. 5 Apr. 1864; m. 3 Oct. 1894 William Keeney 
Sumner. 

42. William Notes'^ Andros (Benjamin,^ Abel,^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 

min,^ John,^ John^), born at Plainfield 26 May 1806, died 
at Troy, N. Y., 28 May 1852. He married, 3 Aug. 1830, 
Amelia Ann Olney of Providence, R. I., born 28 June 1812, 
died at Troy 18 Dec. 1879, daughter of Col. George Rufus 
Atwill and Ann (Smith). About 1839 they removed from 
Providence to New York City, and in 1849 to Troy. 
Children : 

i. George William,^ b. at Providence, R. L, 2 Feb. 1832; m. 30 Jan. 

1861 Susan Howard King of Rajoiham, Mass. Five children, 
ii. Charles Benjamin, b. at Dighton, Mass., 23 June 1833; m. Mrs. 

Mary Hitchcock. One son. 
iii. Frank Averill, b. at Providence, R. I., 20 Apr. 1835; m. Cora 

Wilbur of Troy, N. Y. Two children, 
iv. James Sanford, b. at Providence, R. I., 7 Apr. 1837. 
v. Henry Sanford, b. in New York City 11 Apr. 1840; m. Adelaide 

Little. One child. 
vi. William, b. in New York City 17 Nov. 1844. 

43. James Sanford^ Andros (Benjamin,^ Abel,^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 

min,^ John,'^ John^), of Natick, R. I., physician, born at Plain- 
field 18 Oct. 1808, d. in Nov. 1867. He married Elizabeth 
LippiTT of Providence, R. I., who died at Buffalo, N. Y., in 
Feb. 1900, aged 85. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,^ m. • Abbott. Three children. 

ii. Anna, m. (1) ; m. (2) Howlett; m. (3) 



Curtis. 

44. Leman^ Andrus {Asa,^ Asa,^ Zehediah,* Benjamin,^ John,^ 
John^), born at Pawlet, Vt., 26 Apr. 1797, died at Farina, 111., 
3 Sept. 1890. He married, 3 Nov. 1816, Welthea Cobb, 
born at Pawlet 31 Jan. 1798, died at Pendleton, N. Y., 11 
Aug. 1888, daughter of Joshua. 

He was first a school-teacher and something of a musician. 



210 Diary of James Parker [July 

When a young man he was licensed to preach by the Seventh 
Day Baptists of Pawlet. About 1828 he removed with his 
family to western New York, where he continued preaching. 
Children : 

i. Emily Edgerton,^ b. at Pawlet, Vt., 9 Sept. 1817; d. at Pendleton, 
N. Y., 28 May 1900; m. 7 May 1837 Jedediah Elderkin. 
Children: 1. Emily Amelia, b. at Newfane, N. Y., 4 Oct. 1839; 
m. Dr. Orville Colby Bordwell. 2. Thomas, b. 22 July 1841; d. 
in 1842. 3. Cornelia Ann, b. 24 Nov. 1842; m. Oscar E. Utley 
of Saginaw, Mich. 4. John Diah, b. 4 July 1845; m. Jennie 
Devlin of Olcott, N. Y. 5. Eunice Kneeland, b. 3 Jan. 1848; m. 
Daniel P. Utley of Bay City, Mich. 6. Herbert Alonzo, b. 7 Feb. 
1850; d. in 1877. 7. Clara Thankful, b. 13 Jan. 1853; m. Charles 
A. Walters of Lockport, N. Y. 8. Frances E., b. 12 .June 1856; 
m. Howard Leland Taylor. 

ii. A DAUGHTER, b. 19 Aug. 1818; d. in the same year. 

iii. John Ives, b. at Pawlet, Vt., 26 Feb. 1824; d. at Eaton Rapids, 
Mich., 17 Mar. 1904; m. (1) at Clarence, N. Y., 3 Sept. 1848, 
Phebe Worden; m. (2) 30 July 1865 Mrs. Martha Read. 
Children by first wife: 1. Leman,^ b. 29 Mar. 1850. 2. Julia Ann, 
b. 18 Oct. 1852. 3. Edith H., b. 30 Sept. 1862; d. in 1885. 4. 
Phehe Worderi, d. in 1864. Children by second wife: 5. Alice 

Emily, b. 1 Sept. 1866; m. Petit. 6. Myron, b. 6 Feb. 

1868; d. in 1884. 7. Nellie May, b. 26 Dec. 1875; m. Claude 
Cogswell. 

iv. Thankful Cobb, b. at Pawlet, Vt., 17 Sept. 1829; m. 21 May 1851 
Alonzo W. Childs. Children: 1. Welthea Ann, h. 31 Jan. 1S5S; 
m. Martin L. Maxson. 2. Harmon Alonzo, b. 27 June 1856; m. 
Lucy E. Dye. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A. B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Continued from page 146] 

[1803, January] 

9 I at meeting agreed not to have but one exercise through the winter. 

16 I at meeting a Contribution for Portsmouth N. H. collected 25$ 206 
time shortened to ^ time. 

22 Jam Teaching school these days. 

[February] 

1 some of my famerly at Benj^ Egertons in ye afternoon I went to Col® 
Haskells Vandue. 

2 I went to Stephen Longley's & my wife M'* Whitney & Esq^ Thomas & 
wife eat part of a Roast Turkey. 

17 Eleazer Robbins at my house went to Esq"" Whitneys made out a 
rule left our matters out to Esq'' Kimball Deacon J Stone & Deacon J W*^. 

20 I did not go to meeting my Mother very sick at my house. 

21 I at store at Vandue. 

[March] 

4 . . . Jam finished his school. 

27 I at home no meeting M^ Whitney poorly. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 211 

[April] 

18 I sumoned Ivory Wilds to Cort at Concord. 

19 I went to Concord cort from thence to Charles.* 

20 I at Boston thence to Concord thence home my action with Smith 
did not come on. 

24 no preaching in the meeting house I went to hear Mr Ravil at the sch^ 

house methodus preacher. 
27 Jonas Adams moved out. 

[May] 

2 voted to give 10 cents Bounty on Crows. 

16 I begun to draw my timber into the middle of the Town for a bam, 
plough there. 

23 I moved into my New House. 

24 I begun to fraim my barn. 

[June] 

10 I moved my old shop. 

11 I raised my Bam in ye afternoon. I had a number of hands went on 
well old M^s Burridge Buried. 

[July] 

3 no meeting in Shirley M*" W gone off. 

7 I went with the Courts Committee round by Walkers on ye road & round 

&c. 
22 Betsy Procter at my house spining. 

[August] 

5 my wife at the old farm M^s Dunn gone. 

19 this Night about 12 ock my aged Mother Dyed. 

21 I at meeting ^ in ye afternoon my Mother was buried from John Eger- 
tons house a great number of people. 

[September] 

5 I begun at Smith farmf 

6 finished at Smith farm T & E Bolton cut Sta[lks]. 

15 I had 75 bushel of cole from Hildreth Jam finished drying all his hops 
all off he payd the Negros & I sent them home. 

18 no preaching M"^ Whitney gone to N. Andover & Jam pubhshed at 
Esqr Whitneys house &c.t 

21 I bought house papers of John SuUivan 7 rolls. 

29 I & Hanes fixing & making my outside seller doors McKenzie making 
Jam weding suit Boltons Laying wall. 

30 I & Jonas Livirmore & others on the road by my house in dispuit. 

[October] 

4 I at Lancaster after Nales a great rain in ye after noon I at Jams Weding 
at Mr Harkness & others. 

5 Jam & his wife at my house brook their Chase all down &c. 

6 Jam moved his wife home. 

16 I at meeting John Rockwood pubhshed. 

19 I at Groton see Bigelow and Prescott took out summons for Wilds 
& Bolton. 

27 I at Cort [at Cambridge] heard a number of Cases 

28 my own came on at noon between Smith & I after Disc° in my favor 
$87.87 Cents I came home after 4 Oclock a fine N[ight] 

* Charlestown. 

t I.e., he began to pick hops. 

X His intention of marriage with Ruth Harkness of Lunenburg was published. 

VOL. LXX. 14 



212 Diary of James Parker [July 

[November] 

6 I at meeting John Watson published to Lydia Whitney. 

16 I at the funeral of Reuben Hartwell wife* in ye afternoon at Town meeting. 

18 I and the Committee on the road from Deacon Browns towards Bar- 
ritts did not finish it adjourned a fortnight. 

19 I at home Old M"" Brown died. 
21 I at funeral of old M^" Brown. 

24 I made a bargain with Aaron Lyon for my porch. f 

[December] 

1 was Thanksgiving Jonathan Atherton Buried this Day I at meet. 

2 I on the rode measuring the Common & Burying yard &c Little, Day, 
Welch & others. 

6 Aaron Lyon Came to work on my porch. 
21 Hanes & Lyon raised porch. 

25 Mr Whitney & Tom & Wives & W^ took a roast Turke at my House at 
even Christ^. 

[1804, January] 

8 I at the old farm partook of roast turkey Mr Whitney & wife Mr 
Harkness, Smiley & wifes. 

30 I at the Vandue of Thaddeus Harringtons furniture I bought a number 
of articles. 

31 I at the Vandue I bought more. 

[February] 

10 I at the viseting of the middle school and others took supper at Esq^ 
Whitneys. 

11 I at home made a bargain with Hanes Let him my garritt floor and 
.stares. 

19 I at meeting Mr Boolard preached I carried him to the funeral of 
Fairbanks child after meeting. 

[March] 

3 I at home great blocking snow hands out breaking through the snow 
about 4 feet deep. Hanes & Lyon gone home but little movement. 

12 I at the Vandue of Lock farm. 

18 I at home no meeting Mr Whitney out. 

[April] 

2 I at Town meeting voted to build Porches to the Meeting house Com*ee 
Egerton Conant & Wallis Little I was Drawn out of the box for 
Juoryman. 

30 I at Vandue at Ivory Longleys I bot a Number of articles of Benja 
Gowings a Great Number of people attended. 

[May] 

3 old BoltonJ Buried. 

20 I at meeting at the funeral of Asa Longley. 

26 I went to Groton took out an execution gainst N[athan] Smith. 

30 was election I at the funeral of Deacon Rockward. a Great N^ of 
people. 

[June] 
16 Hewing posts Mcintosh helped Hands at work on the belfry. 
18 Daniel sot off for the new State. 

* Abigail (Ruggles) Hartwell, died 15 Nov. 1803. 

t Both the document containing this "bargain" and the porch are still in existence. 

X William Bolton, Sr. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 213 

30 Lock & I put up part of my foreyard fence a great number of Hands at 
work on the Meeting House Belfry & porches. 

[July] 
3 William Gowing wife Buried. 

5 the people raising the Belfry a Number of Hands went on slow poor 
roapes. 

6 they finished raising the porch. 

13 Jam reaping his rye he had a son born at evening. 

[August] 

31 They finished Raising the rest of the Belfry or Cupelo. all of it without 
damage &c. 

[September] 

8 I ware with Hildreth & Kilborn and others runing the line on Hildreth 
road & so round. 

24 I sot off with L Moody to Dartmouth Colidge went by the muster field 
and on to Ammust lodged at Gibsons then on to 

25 thence on to the CoUidge. 

26 at 4 o'clock 

27 Stayed one day sot off to Come to Cornish & put up. 

28 Came to Keen put up. 

29 Came home by sun setting a fine fair good week & all things went well 
through this week in my absence they took Down my wall by Jonas Livir- 
mores. 

[October] 

21 I at meeting Mr Whitney returned from the Eastward. 

[November] 

1 I at Dunn Vendue of his farm* sold off 1111 Dollars &c. 

[December] 

2 I at Groton to see my Brother Levi Parker he very sick. 

3 I at the Vandue of Perrins goods. I bought a number articles glasses. 

4 My Brother Levi Parker Departed this life about 2. o. Clock this day. 

7 I went to Dunstable to the funeral of my Brother Levi Parker Came 
back to my Brother Phineas's stayed all night. 

9 I at meeting Luther Parker published Moody came from Hanover, 
11 Moody went to Leominster to look for a school. 

16 I at meeting old Abel Longley pubHshed. 

29 In the afternoon I went to the funeral of Sophia Hartwell & L Parkers 
wife.t 

[1805, January] 

14 I at Stephen Robbins vandue. 

16^ Major Moors at my house and others went on Nathan Smith Land and 
it apprised off by Stephen Barritt Moses Holden & John Davis to satisfy 
an execution of $266.99 C & did at the same time & day aprise off to me 
36 acres & 50 rods of land in 3 pieces 20 by the Brook 10 by the Backers | 
& 6 & 50 rods by Boltons land by the road. 

[February] 

2 I at Vandue at Whitneys Andrew Burridges oxen ploughs Hops & 
other articles a Number 

3 I at meeting ^ Day & at funeral of Moses ChapHns child. 
6 I at Hazens to see his little sick child. 

* The farm now owned by Mrs. James P. Tolman. 

t She was married 26 Dec, 1804 and died on the night of the same day. 

X I.e., Jonas Baker's land. 



214 Diary of James Parker [July 

11 I at B Locks vandue I Bought several articles. 

15 I at Hildreths Vandue at Whitneys. 

20 I at Stephen Hildreth Vandue his farm. 

23 . . . Moody came home Purmilla Harkness at our house. 

[March] 

9 ... let my house to Jonathan Wright where Mcintosh Uves. 

19 I agreed with Abner let him my S house.* 

31 at meeting the time lengthened to 2 hours between meetings. 

[April] 

18 I at Vandue at Stephen Bobbins. 

[May] 

27 I at the raising Kallcy's house. 

30 I at Mulpus farm forbid Joshua Longley from working on my land I 
took by execution from N Sj S BarrettJ present. 

[June] 

11 . . . Hanes went of the funeral of Simon Holden. 

27 John Jackson & wife Came to my house stayed 2 nights went off. 

29 I at the Vandue of B Lock with I bought watch & gave $6.25 cents. 

[September] 

2 in ye afternoon I at town meeting the pews ware sold 18 of them. 

16 I worked at the highways removed a stone wall on the road by Jenner- 
sons sitg reed 111 Treatment by Moses & Jonas. 

29 Mr Whitney gone Mr Parker preached. 

30 I went on to Boston in Shaes Carried Moody we see a muster in 
Dodgester & saw too foolish fellows fite until one brook his arm. 

[October] 

7 I at Groton I took Moses, Jonas Jennerson, and Jonas Li\^rmore with a 
warrant for an asalt & Battery a number of evendances of Clark, J Proctor, 
Walter Page, Joseph Hanes, & Jonas Parker, had a trial convicted Jonas 
Jennerson fined him $3 and all costs the others blamed. 

11 this Day M" Whitney Departed this Life. 

14 I at the funeral of MJ^ Whitney a Great Number of People a sermon 
delivered at the meeting House by Mr Chaplin on the Co^ 15:15. 

20 I went to meeting M'^ Thare preached a funeral sermon on the death 
of Mrs Whitney. 

21 I went to Groton to settle with Moses Jennerson complaint & others 
I paid a biU of costs. 

31 I at the CampbeU [farm] both Jam and David at work on the old house. § 

[November] 

19 I carried M^s Dunn to Needham Jackson. 

22 Came home brought Miss Dunn. 

23 I at Moses Holden Vandue it failed. 

25 I at the Vandue of Moses Holden I bought a Number articles. 

28 was thanksgiving a Number others in ye Evening young folks Had a 
Ball in my Hall. 

[December] 

2 I at George Farrows Vandue. 
6 I at Andrew Dunns Vandue. 

* The Smith house, formerly belonging to William Bolton, Jr. 

t Nathan Smith. 

t Stephen Barrett, who had recently come to Shirley from Concord. 

§ Preparing it for David's bride. David's descendants still occupy the house. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 215 

21 I went to Hazen's in my shaes Carried Lydia. 

31 I at home David Parker moved his wife home Hazen moved his goods. 

[1806, January] 

6 I at a Court at Esq'" Longleys between Loyn,* Bolton & a sampwood 

Negrow Came off clear in ye afternoon I at Vandue at Egerton & Wil- 

lard. 
9 I at home & at Whitneys at a Cort of Eli Pages & Reuben Hartwells 

they settled. 
18 I went to Pepperell with Whitney at the Funeral of a Mason good 

slaying. 

20 I at the store . . . Barrett & I tried to settle but did not finish, 

21 I saw him he said a Mistake was no hay stack. 

[February] 

3 I sot off for Boston it begun to snow at g^f snowed chief of ye day I 
slept at Charleston, it is reported that W^ Killborn murdered Knight 4 

4 I went to Boston came out went to Needham to see Moody stayd at 
Esq'^ Jacksons. 

5 I came home. 

6 I went to Benj^Egertons & my wife and a Numbers of others came back 
to Hazens Stayed all night fine slaying. 

9 I at meeting fine cold blustering Day 17 in the meeting house. 

11 I had a Company at my house from Lan^ & Leominster 10 slays part 
stayed all night. 

12 I had another company 8 or 10 slays stayed Untill 1 oclock took supper. 
17 I at Harvard with 2 Clocks at Gateses & round by Bruces. 

28 I at the old farm had my Articles from Davis Jam fetched them. 

[March] 

1 . . . Moody came home from Needham school. 
6 I at the funeral of Mitchell Richards. 

10 Moody sot off for Hanover Colhdge I went on with him I went to 
Townsend & Mason John Lawrenceses stayed all night. 

11 Came home from Mason. 

13 I at Ivery Longley's Vandue I bought Numbers of Articles turkey &c. 

14 I at Jonas Parkers Vandue I bought Numbers of Articles turkey &c. 
16 I at meeting restored Reuben Hartwell. 

21 I at the Vandue at the store Jonas Parkers & Dunns. 

31 I at a raising of a shop att the south end one Goodnoughs by Willards. 

[April] 

2 I at Lancaster Benjamain Egerton Died this Day at about ten 0. Clock 
in the morn. 

4 I & my wife & others went to the funeral of Benja Egerton at Lancaster 

a great number of Masons others great funeral. I stayed all night came 

home ye next day. 
6 I at meeting in ye afternoon I went to the funeral of a Child of Joel 

Willards Got Drowned Ephraim Jackson came to my house stayed 

all night sumoned me to Cort. 
9 I sot off for Concord Cort carried the widow Dun & Jackson & put up 

at Asa Haywoods saw a number of causes tryed criminal & sivel there 

four days. 
21 I went to Lancaster to the Aprisal of Benj Egertons estate Capt Wil- 

lard & Capt Hazen Jr I stayed all Night Came back ye next night. 

* Aaron Lyon, a carpenter. 

t Groton. 

X This sentence is written on the margin. 



216 Diary of James Parker [July 

[May] 

5 was Town meeting Chose Nat Holdin to go Representive a Number 
of People Buttrick had a Vandue at night I bought several Articles 
spade &c. 

8 I at the Raising of Stephen Longleys house. 

19 ... I at the raising of David Livirmores House . . . 

20 I at a Cort at Whitneys Longley & WaUis Littles. 

21 I at the Vihdge and round settled with Elisha Knight. 

26 I sent off my hops to Charlestown by Jam 3580 John went with him 
and seven cattle. 

[July] 

4 I went to Bolton Independance a great Number of People a fine day 
M"" Whitney came home with me. 

6 no preaching Levi Wilds Marid. 

20 I at meeting after at the funeral of the widow Pratt. 

[August] 

3 I at meeting Esq'^ To^ read sermons &c. 
10 I not at meeting Nat Holdin Red. 

21 I at meeting Rufus Longley & Moody Pred each a sermon. 

30 I at home Very rainey day Muster at Groton Shirley Soldiers had 
New Caps &c. 

[October] 

4 I had a Writ on Harris. 

6 I made 11 barrels of Cyder at Capt Hazens Mill agreed with Francis 
Harris by Leaving it to John Egerton &c. 

7 I went to Lancaster Muster Carr^ my wife. 
15 I Dug potatoes Harris stole some away. 

23 finished making my Cyder lOf this Day I made 30j in all this year at 

Hazen mill. 
30 in ye afternoon I at the widow Whelors Vandue of her farm & sold high. 

[November] 

10 I sot off to Cambridge Cort Carried old Mrs Dunn. 

11 went to Cambridge Jackson Cause came on W» Little got the case 
I stayed all night. 

12 stayed untill 3 O.Clock went to Jacksons stayed all m'ght. 

13 took widow Dunn came home. 

18 I at Cambridge the rest of d I & Mr Whitney went Charlestown stayed 
came back to Ca^^. 

19 at Cambridge attended Court great people. 

20 I at Camb attended Court N^ actions. 

21 my action & Hildreths came on I to pay & 2 dollars I came home & 
others . 

27 I at meeting it was Thanksgiving THANKSGIVING THROUGH 
THE COMMONWEALTH I had a number of my Children and a BaU 
of M^ Whitneys family at evening. 

[December] 

7 I at meeting ^ ye day Moody sot off to Lancaster to teach school with 

Jones. 
13 I at Vandue at Willards of Chandlers matter. 
19 1 went to Leominster after the papers on to Mr Edward Lows Lydia went. 

[1807, January] 

3 I went to the Vilidge with Elisha Knights Vandue adjourned Cold &c 
Mr Foley & Phineas Parker came to my house stayed over Sabath and 
was PubUshed to Lydia Parker. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 217 

4 Foley went off — Lydia went off. 

5 Phinehas went off with Abijah Little. 

10 I went to the Vandue of Knights house. 

27 I had a Ball at my chamber 9 Cople Took supper paid & went off 
F Balch,* Luther Longley, Conn, Pattersons, Turner, & others & girls, 
Bryam fidler &c. 

[February] 

2 I bought a Cow of Tho^s Park gav him 20$ paid him his own Note 8 Dollars 
in Cash Moody came from teaching his school at Lancaster took his 
cash of Jonas. 

15 I at meeting but few people a great flood Shabbykin bridge & 
Esq^ Longleys Bridge went off the greatest flood about ever known 
the wind shifted and blew N. W. and cold. 

16 the coldest day ever I was sensable of I went to Lancaster to the Vendue 
of Benj Egertons Estate Moody & Hazen went the Vendue adjourned 
we came home. 

25 I went to Lancaster to the Vandue of the estate of Benjamin Egertons 
effects. I bought half the house and about ^ acre of land piece of land & 
shop &c. this day John Solandine died. 

[March] 

4 I at Groton to see Dana on Hildreth enditement. 

6 I went after David Killborn to run the line round Hildreths farm M' 
Whitney & Esq'" Longley attended M'" Butler thare &c. 

13 David Killborn came & made me out plan of Hildreth farm & road & 
run the line a new from the black oak to the road James Dickinson 
helped him I think they was not Court stayed all day. 

16 I at Groton to see Dana about the road. 

17 I went to Concord Court Esq^ Longley went with me each a slay at 
Cort came back poor slaying. 

22 I at funeral of Tim^ Boltons wife. 

28 I went to Groton to see M"^ Dana conserning Hildreth Lawsuit. 

[April] 

I the most Teadious day I ever saw for April the greatest snow this winter 
& did blow & drift tree mendiously. 

10 I at Jonas Parkers Vendue I bou^ two pieces of land the orchard & a 
piece of wood land about the farm sold in 7 lotts. Jam bou* 2, J Chaphn 1, 
Hazen 1, Hunt one. 

II I went to Groton to see Dana in the afternoon I at the store &c in the 
evening I agreed to rule the action between Hildreth & I with Wallis 
Little to James Prescott Esq'" Dana and Luther Lawrence. 

14 I went to Concord cort stayed all night I saw Daniel Dana & Ward 
I gave each 15. 

15 I came home after Dinner summoned Phinehas Page. 

17 I and P Page rode on to Concord in my shaes & his horse by 10 o'clock 

action did not come on we came back & others. 
20 ... I took a Deed of Jonas Parker orchard & new wood lot. 

[May] 

3 at the funeral at Lancaster of my Daughter Egertons Little girl carried 

her into the meeting house for prayers. 
22 hands raising Longley Bridge. 
25 I went to Lancaster after my Daughter Egerton Jam & David went 

with their teames & moved her goods to my house. 

* Francis Balch. 



218 Diary of James Parker [July 

[June] 

4 in ye afternoon Goodenno came from Concord & sumoned me M^ Whit- 
ney Esqr Longley Natl Day Esq^ Whitney & Lemuel Bicknel to apear at 
Concord next morning at 9 O'clock against Stephen Hildreth in behalf of 
ye State accordingly we all apeared accordingly the tryal came on the 
evendances examineed & he was aquited we came home. 

16 David Parker & Samuel Hazen had each a daughter Born this Night.* 

[July] 
7 I at the funeral of Cap* Asa Hold^^ ^ife. 
9 I at the funeral of Phmehas Parker at Pepperell Great Mason Meeting. 

17 Training in ye afternoon Joseph Egerton Chosen Cap*. 

[August] 

9 I at meeting Chandler published. 

19 in afternoon I went to the funeral of Simon Page. 

21 I taped my last Hogshead Cyder. 

22 three days past Training to raise men to stand redy at one minutes 
warning, 7, John Heny, Joseph Wilson, Benja Wilson, Edward Bolton, 
Andrew Buridge, Jess Farnsworth, son Heny. 

23 I at meeting Meeds Married Washburns & his mother went. 

[September] 
25 Moody set off CoHdge. 
28 Esq'^ Longley Joseph Egerton & Boolard a scrape & warrant. 

[October] 

6 I at the funeral of Amasa Hartwell. 

9 sot up a Chease of Syder 10 Barrels. 

23 M^^ Butler & James Lewis came to run the line by Hildreths Esq^ Long- 
ley and Phinehas Page & Nath^ Day attended. 

[November] 

20 Judge Prescott & Butler came from Groton & rim the line by S^ Hil- 
dreths they took dinner at my House Esq*" Whitney &c M^" N Dayf 
attended. 

25 I at Groton at Prescotts & Danas to see the plan of the road. 

28 I at Groton at Prescotts Brazer & Dana I sumoned M"^ Day see 

Brazer take Butlers Deposition. 
30 at evening I was called up by M^ Page we sot off for Cambridge Court 

a 3 o'clock in the morning Esq^ Longley Page M'" Day & myself got there 

by 12 o'clock great many actions Hildreths & mine came on the Next 

Day about 2 o'clock the last at 4 o'clock. 

[December] 

2 I had an action of trespass with Stephen Hildreth it went against me a 

number of witnesses. 
4 ... I & Page & others went on to see wether Wallis Lit^ Moses Jennerson 

& J Livir^i swore true about the wall standing on where the old fence 

formerly stood I find it was not. 

7 I Esq^ Longley M^" N Day & others on the spot where the wall stood 
examined it close Day was sworn & P Page sworn next. 

8 morning Longley took their Depositions went to Cambridge. 
14 a number on to look at the wall. 

17 Dickinson & Lt. J Walker at my house look at the wall. 

21 Nathan Willard looked at the wall & fence & gave his Deposition before 
Esq^ Longley. 

* This sentence is written on the margin. 

t Nathaniel Day, the instigator of the five-year lawsuit between Hildreth and Parker. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 219 

31 I at Groton to see Dana about my Depositions I had taken on the 
matter of Hildreth & my lawsuit about the wall &c. 

[1808, January] 

2 I at the funeral of Leonard Egerton wife nine slays from Shirley. 

4 Sheldon took Leonard Moody to Fitchburg to teach school. 
11 I at the funeral of Joseph Egertons wife. 

13 I at Gilburt Whealors Vandue. 

14 Ivory Longley Drowned Buried ye 18.* 

[February] 

20 I at Esq'' Longleys had a number of witnesses viz: Deacon Hale, 
Deacon Nathan Willard, Ivory Wilds, Rev^ M'^ Whitney, Esq^" Whitney, 
Amos Day, Stephen Longley, Jam, & Moody Parker, & John Rockwood, 
took their Depositions &c. 

23 I at Whitneys attending on Brazers & Luther Lawrence taking a Number 
of Depositions to the N^ of 15, or Asa Holdin, Eben^ Gowing, Jonas Page, 
Samii Hazen, Jonas Livirmore, Levi Wildes, Stephen Barrett, Abel Moors, 
John Kallcy, Moses Jenerson, Benja Hartwell, John Davis, David Kill- 
born, Olivir Laughton, Walls Little, [Caleb] Butler Scribi 

28 I at meeting good slaying &c Mr Whitney gave those a good dress 
that swore false last Satterday. 

29 I Notifyed Stephen Hildreth to attend & Hear some Depositions taken 
next Sattarday at Esq'* Longleys somoned D Brown Discorsed some with 
sd S Hildreth abot a settlement. 

[March] 

5 I met Hildreth & L Lawrence at Esq'^ Longleys to take some Depositions 
we begun took John Parkers & Deacon Brown & begun on Jonas Jener- 
sons & to close the whole Lawsuit Lawrence Whitney Hazen & Samson 
Woods settled the whole matter & closed the suit and Hildreth & closed 
the suit & accepted each other and came to Whitneys & took a good Drink. 

23 I at Whitneys to attend Court between the Town & Esq'^ Longley J 
Prescott Judge a great Court & a number of people. 

[May] 

15 I at meeting Bowes Whitney preached. 

26 I worked some in garden Company at my [house] had a dance the 
young stuff &c. 

[June] 

8 I at the funeral of old Tom Little. 

27 in ye afternoon I meet the Commissioners at R Bathricks. Hazen & 
N Livirmore. 

28 I at the raising old Capt Hazens Barn. 

[July] 

26 Moody went to Boston in the stage with Colton. 

[August] 
20 John Kallcy & I run the line again between him and I. 
25 John & Abner carted gravel out of the grave-yard into the Comon to 
fill the holes. 

27 I carted Stone in ye afternoon for my Tomb. 

29 Leonard M & Lydia Came home from Hanover Colidge Commencement. 

[September] 
1 I went to Lancaster Muster a number of people went. 

* This entry is written on the margin. 



220 Plainfield Church Records [July 

12 Nath' Livirmore & W™ Mcintosh begun to lay the wall in my Tomb I 
worked with them. 

13 we 3 all worked at the Tomb &c training 3 sargeants put in Mcintosh. 

[November] 

4 L Moody came from Leom^ had a ball at F' Dwights.* 
12 Luther Farns worth plastered my Tomb. 

30 I at Paul Willards Vandue Chief of ye day Frothingham goods sold 
I bought & resigned them up to Jonathan Barritt for his paying. 

[December] 

17 I & Esqr Longley raised WalUs Little farm for E®^ Jackson went on the 
turnpike. 

22 I at Town meeting to raise 9 soldiers agreed to vote them three Dollars 
as a bounty viz Tom^ Davis, Stuard, A Hartwell, John Frost, Gould, John 
Patterson, Tom P [? Page], Gaffield, Kemp, nine in all. 

[To be concluded] 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 

PLAINFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from page 181] 

[Baptisms, Continued] 

For Anno Domini 1754 

May 26*^ Sarah Harris of Ebenezer & Ann Harris 

ibi Joel Starkweather of Joel & Starkweather 

June 9 Sarah Dean of Lemuel & Mary Dean 

30 Abel Fairbanks of Elezer & Prudence Fairbanks 

August 4 Job Wheeler of Tim^ & Mary Wheeler 

Sept. 8 Anna Gallop of Tho^ & Hannah Gallop 

Oct: 24 John & Hue Thompson of Jonathan & Johannah Thomp- 

son 
Novemb 10 Hannah Sterns of Eb. and Mary Sterns 

Decemb 15 Joseph Stevens of Cyprian & Stevens 

Josiah Lawrance of Tho^ and Sarah Lawrance 
ibi Eias Hall of John and Jemima Hall 

Total 12 
Anno Domini 1755 

Eunice Wheeler of Benj™ & Prudence Wheeler 

Samuel Spalding of Amos and Spalding 

Eunice Adams of micajah & Elizabeth Adams 

Martha Adams of Benj™ & Adams 

Mary Crery of John & Mary Crery 

Sarah Bass of Rev^ John & Bass 

Thankfull Woodward of Daniel & Woodward 

Abigal Stevens of Simon & Marcey Stevens 

Silus Spalding & Champion of Philip and Parnel Spalding 

Persilla Brownlee of Robert & Persilla 



Feb. 16 

May 18 

25 

Jime 1 

22 

29 


July 13 

27 


* Francis Dwight. 



1916] Plainfield Church Records 221 

Sept. 18 Alethina Rowland 

Total 12 
Anno Domini 1756 

Feb'- 8 Sarah Hall of Stephen & Ester Hall 

March 15 PhiUp Spalding of Philip & parnel 

April 4*^ Olive Dean of mary & James Dean 

Ebenezer Harris of Eb^ and Anna Harris 
25 Anna Stevens of Simon and mercy Stevens 

May 16 Lydia Dean of Lemuel and mary 

Jonathan Gallup of John and Bridgit 
Total 7 
Anno Domini 1757 

Jan 23^ Isaac Sterns of Eb^ and Mary 

Starkweather of Joel & 
Feb^ 20 Hannah Stevens of Cyprian & 

March 13 Olive & Benjamin Warrin of Sam" & Abigal 

Adams of micajah & Elizabeth 
20 Alpheus Hall of John & Jemimee 

May 8 Lydia Wheeler of Tim^ & Mary 

Sarah Fairbanks of Elezer & prudence 
June 5 Ezra & Lemuel Warrin of Jo^ & Eunice 

Rosel Apply of John & abigail 
August 14<^^ Thea Rowland of David and Mary 

Sept^ 4 Right Spalding of Benj°i and rachel 

John Woodward of Daniel & 
Nov^"" 13 Jesse Spalding of amos 

Decb^ 25 Ester Hall of Stephen & Ester 

Total 17 
Anno Domini 1758 

Jan^ 8 William Marsh of Cyras & Susanna 

Lucinda Warrin of Joseph & Eunice 
Sept^^ 10 Rebecca Dean of Lemuel & mary 

17 Persilla Stevens of Simon & Marcy 

Anno Domini 1759 

June 3 Oliver Adams of micajah & Elizabeth 

July 22 Olive Woodward of Daniel 

August 5 Sherman Rowland of David and Mary 

Sterns of Eb'b and Mary 
Easter Gallup of John and Bridgit 
26 Elisabeth Dean of James and Mary 

Ocf 14 Jotham Warrin of Jo^ and Eunice 

Total 7 
Anno Domini 1760 

April 19 Hall of Stephen & Easter 

Silvina Hall of John and Jemimee 
25 Persilla Wheeler of Timothy and Mary 

27 Royal Stevens of Simon and mercy 

June 15 Sarah Parkhurst of Joseph and mary 

July 13 Asenath Harris of Eb'^ and Anna 

Octbr 5 Ellen Spalding of Benj"^ Ju^ and Rachel 

Total 7 
Anno Domini 1761 
March 29 Adams of micajah and Elisabeth 

Total 1 
Anno Domini 1763 
July 13*^ James Crery of John & mary Crery 

Lot Morgain of Isaac & AUis Morgain 



222 



Plainfield Church Records 



[July 



September 11 

Decemb ye 28 

1765 

July ye 14tii 

1766 

Novemb^ 6*^ 

A. D. 1769. 
May 6^1^ 

11 

14 

July 2 

August 4 
September 3 

10 
1770 

May ye O*'^ 
September 2 



9 

Novmb 18th 



December 29 
1771 

August ye 24. 

October 27 
December 18 
1772 
April ye 12 

July 5 
August 30*11 
1773 
AprH 25 
May ye lO^^i 
June ye 17 
13 
1774 
May 8 
June 4 
11 
August 14 
1776 

May the b^^ 
June 9 

August 4 
December 1 
1777 

June the 8*^ 
September 14 



Lois Stevens of Simon & Mary [sic] Stevens 
Esther Wheeler of tim^ & mary Wheeler 

Ruamma Hall of John & Jemime Hall 

aima Woodward of Jonathan & Dehght Woodward 

Royal Spalding of Benj^ & Rachel Spalding 

Children Baptized after the union of the two Churches. 

Elisah Perkin of Elisha & Sarah Perkins 

Isaac Morgan of Isaac and Allice Morgan 

also Mary Perkin and John Douglas Perkin 

Amos Styles and Martha Styles of Stephen Styles 

Cyperan Morgan of Rozal and Marthar Morgan 

Silvania of Abigal Aply 

Timothy Wheeler of Deacon Timothy Wheeler & Mary 

Ruth Pain of EHsha & EUzabeth Pain 

Marget Gallup of John & Brigit Gallup 

Eunice Withy of Amasa & Allice Withy 

ThankfuU Clark & Ester Clark Ruth Clark & Hanah 

Clark Anne Clark & Daniel Clark, all of Daniel & Anna 

Clark 
Sarah & John Spalding of Simon & Ruth Spalding 
John, Amasa & Russel Spalding also EHzabeth and Anna 

Spalding all of Widow Elizabeth Spalding Relict of 

John Spalding 
David Clark of Daniel & Anna Clark 

George Whitefield Kinne of Joseph Kinne & Jemima 

Kinne 
Hulda & Abigail of Amasa & Alice Withy 
Simeon Tyler the Grand Son of Jonathan Woodward 

Sarah Perkins of Elisha perkin and Sarah perkin 
Alice Morgan of Isaac & Alace Morgan 
Isaac Stiles of Stephen Stiles 
James Clark of Daniel & Anne Clark 

Welthian Kinne of Joseph & Jemima Kinne 
John Cady an adult person was Baptized 
Mary Morgan of Isaac & allice Morgan 
William Paine of EHsha & Elizabeth Paine 

AHce Fuller of John Fuller and Lodema Fuller 
Amos Clark of Daniel & Annee Clark 
Anna Morgan of Isaac & Allice Morgan 
Benjamin Perkins of Elisha & Sarah Perkins 

George Washington of Daniel & Anna Clark 

Olive Douglass of John Douglass and Isabala Douglass 

resedents in Volentown 
ASaph of John Fuller & Lodema Fuller 
Joyce of Elisha Perkins & Sarah Perkins 

Consider of Isaac Morgan and Alice Morgan 
Martha & Mollie of Jabez & Martha Starkweather 



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223 



1779 
May 2d 
Sept 12th 

1780 
1781 

May 27 
1782 

Aug* 25^^ 
Sept 8th 
Sept 8th 

1784 
August 22d 

October 31 
1785 
June 5 
Sep. 11 

1786 
April 9 
June 4 
June 25 

1788 
June 



1791 
Sep. 11 
1792 
Oct. 20 

1793 
March 3^ 

1794 
Feb. 9 
March 23 
July 27 
August 3 
1796 
Feb. 14 

1798 

Apr 17 
1799 
June 16 



1802. 
April 11 



Elizabeth Perking of Elisha & Sarah Perkins 
Robert & Prudence Carr 

7 Children by M^ Snow viz [The names are not given.] 
Morgan of Isaac & Alice Morgan by m^ Wright 

Henry Perkins of Elisha & Sarah Perkins by M^ Benedick 

Elisha Morgan of The Rev^ Solom Morgan & wife 
John Cady of John & Joanna Cady by m^ Morgan 
Shepard Wheeler, Esther Wheeler & Silas Wheeler of 
Job & Eunice Wheeler by m^" morgan 

George Perkins of Elisha & Sarah Perkins by M^ Joel 

Benedick 
Darius Phillips of Asa & mary PhiUips his wife 

Robert Ker 

Abigail, Charles, Thirsa, Asa, Children of Asa Philips and 
Mary his wife 

Susanna of Joel Benedict & Sarah his wife 

Olive Daughter of D^ Elisha Perkins & Sarah his wife 

Milton Son of Thomas Andros & Abigail his wife 



Baptizd by Rev^ 
Solomom Morgan 



William Mackown & Elisabeth, Chil- 
dren of Joel Benedict Pastor and 
Sarah his wife 

Joanna Cady adult 

Bethsheba Philips adult 

Pemberton Cady son of Widow 
Joanna Cady 

John Child of Ezra Warren 



William son of Israel Hive [?] and Ruth his wife a member 
of the Chh in N. Preston 

Sarah French, adult 
Ester Dean, adult 

Abiah Douglas, adult 

Meriam Eaton, colord [Eaton, colord written in pencil.] 

Sarah Stringer, adt 

Zipporah, John, Anna, Gilbert, Children of John Avery 

Louisa Kirtland, Daughter of Joel Benedict Pastor and 

Sarah his wife 
Claresa & George Children of Robert Hawly [?] & Sarah 

his wife & Betey who died soon after Baptism 
Eleshah child of Stephen Wheler & Sarah his wife 

Lucy & Elijah Park Children of the wife of Manuel 

Kinne 
Robert Child of Manuel Kinne 

EUsha Lord Child of D^ Fuller 



224 Plainfield Church Records [July 

Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Olive, Benjamin, Lemuel, 
Children of Luther Smith. 
1803 

June 12 Eunice Prior, adult, daughter of Benjamin Prior. 

1804 
March 18 Lydia Child of D^ Fuller 

Edward Child of D^ Fuller 
1807 

May 3d Mary Woodward, adult. 

1808 

April 10 Fransis Child of D^ Fuller 

Nov^ 20 Rebekah Gordon 1 , ,, 

Abel Andros j ^^^^^^ 
1810 
Aug. 26 Anna Andros, adult. 

Esther Eaton, adult 

Lorelia Bingham, adult 

James Fitch child 

Simon Shepard jun 
Sep. 3. Parmela Lord Child of D^ S. FuUer 

Sep. 16. Amelia and John Clark Children of Job Shepard 

Sep. 30. William Olney, adult. 

Nov. 25 Elisabeth Cutler, Adult, (wife of Simon Cutler) 

Rebekah Woodward, Adult 
1811 

Jan. 20 Natha,niel Hewet : adult 

May 5 John Douglas Esq. adult. 

May 26. Elisabeth Lester, adult 

June 14 James Wright, Child of Maj^ James Gordon 

Sept 29 Dolly Pahner and Sarah Palmer, adults, Daughters of 

mr. Walter Palmer 

Clarissa Wolcot, adult. 
NoV" 24 Mary Lester, and Experience Wallen, adults 

at another time antecedent 

Andrew, Susanna, William, Isaac Elnight, Joel Herick, 
Simeon, Children of Simon Cutler. 
1812 
Jan. 26. Walter Palmer jun'" adult 

Elisha, Hannah, Henry, Children of Capt. Stephen Farn- 
ham & Ohve his wife 
March 6. Elias Parkis, and Freelove his wife 

May 31 Phebe the wife of John Brown 

Lois wife of Henry Bradford. 

Anthony, Hiram, Elias, William, Children of Elias Parkis 
& Frelove his wife 
Aug. Elisabeth, Child of D^ S. Fuller & Mary his wife 

1813 

May 23 Lucy Prior, adult. 

June 27 Charles Prentice son of Simeon Jones and [name blotted] 

his wife 
July 25 Alexander, son of James Gordon ju'" Esq 

September John Ofear, Charles Callistus & W^ Henry children of 

Benah. & Lydia [surname illegible] 

Sarah Ann, & Hariot Eliza, Children of Stephen Wheler. 
1814 
Jan. 6. Lydia, Child of Cap* Farnham. 



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Ap 29. 

July 13 
1815 
May 
July 2 
July 23 
1819 
August 22 



1748 
April 5 
September 5 
Novem. 9 
1749 

Novem. 14 
1750 
April 11 

May 20 
October 8 
Novemb. 6 
1751 

March 20 
April 23 
June 18 
July 4 
Decemb 11 
25 
Ad: 1752 
January 5*^ 
October 30th 
Nov. 16 
28 



Gurdin Perkins, Roby, Nathaniel Prentice Peabody, 

Children of John Brown and Phebe his wife. 
William child of John Douglas Esq. and Pamela his wife 

William, child of D"" Fuller and Mary his wife 

Alertta Emely, Child of Elias Parkis & Frelove his wife, 
Rufus Clark, son of Job shepard & Azuba his wife. 

Lucian son of Deacon Rinaldo Burleigh & Lydia his wife 
Olive & Emaline adults, children of Mr. Levi Robinson 
and OUve his wife. 

Marriages.* 

John Fields of Providence to Lycia Warren of Plainfield 

Asa Kingsbury to Elisabeth Peirce. 

Andrew Hirick of Preston to Abigal Hall of Plainfield 

Ebenezer Robison to Mary Bennet 

WilHam Antram of Providence to Sarah Dean of Plain- 
field 
John Crery Jur to Mary Raymond of Charlestown 
Barnabas Cady to Margeret Carpenter of KilUngly. 
Micajah Adams to Elizabeth Dean 

James Sancimon to Elizabeth Equi [?] 
Ebenezer Cole to Elisabeth Wheeler 
Timothy Wheeler to Mary Shepard 
Daniel Dow to Elisabeth Marsh 
Josua Whitney aged 85 to Sarah Fellows, 84 
Simon Shepard to Rachel Spalding 



Robert Brownlee to Persilla Marsh 

Thomas Herd to Keziah Richison 

Elijah Dyar to Elizabeth WilUams 

John Delop to Rachel Kingsbury 
For Annt) Domini 1753 

Feb. 8 Samuel Warren to Abigal Spalding 

March 20 James LongBottom to Mary Fernum 

July 18 David Stevens To Sarah Spalding 

Nov. 15 David Spalding to Ehzabeth Barrit 

Total 4 
Anno Domini 1754 
January 16 Jabol Kimbole of Preston to Ester PhiUips 

24 Will™ Dean to Ma^y Pierce 

March 26 Ezekel Spalding to Jane Mather 

Decemb 27 WilUam Young to Ruth Cole 

Total 4 
Anno Domini 1755 

August 26 Nathan Williams to Waitstill Devenport 

Anno Domini 1756 
March 15 Joseph Burge Ju^ to Mehitable Shepard 

* These marriages, to the end of the year 1800, have been printed in Bailey's Early 
Connecticut Marriages, book 2, pp. 66-72; but the Christian names and surnames as 
given in that book do not always agree in spelling with the names|as given in these 
pages. 



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Anno Domini 1757 

March 3^^ David Shepard to Phebe Cady. 

7 Ezekel Whitney to Elizabeth Knight 

Cyrus Marsh to Susana Dow 
28 Joshua Delop to Elizabeth Caning 

Octb^ 12 Jonas Wheeler to Sarah Cole. 

Total 5 
Anno Domini 1759 

Feb'' 7 William Turner to Catharine Boid 

May 3 Nemiah Pierce to Lydia Shepard 

Novb'" 1 Lemuel Wilhams to Sarah La^Tence 

Decb 5 Jonathan Woodward Jun to Dehght Wilhams 

Total 4 
AD: 1760 

Feb^ 21 Thomas Dixon to Lydia Parks 

March 6 Robert Langeathy to Susanna apply 

April 2 Robert Park to Ehzabeth Hall 

Novb** 17 Asa Philhps to Mary Chesbourough 

Total 4 
Anno Domini 1761 
Jan^ 1 Ezra Whipple to Lydia Dow 

22 Joseph Buttler to Anna Harris 

Apri 15 Simon Spalding to Ruth Shepherd 

Total 3 
1777* 

Nov 20 Jesse Fox to Ruth Hall 

1778 

Jany General John Douglass to Susanna Friars 

Lemuel Smith to Rachel Dean 
Ezra Warren to Rebecca Dean 
Silas Spalding to Eunice Bhss 
Nov 3 Abel L. Bottom to Weltha Whiting 

25 Asa Shepard to Hannah Shepard 

26 John Cleaveland to Polly Paine 
December 6*^^ Lieu* Lem" Cleft to Sarah Hall 
1779 

Jany 28 Bithia Whipple to one Avery of Norwich 

Feby 11 Asa Phihps Jun^ To Liu'a Warren 

28 Cap* John McGreggor To Betsey Shepard 

April 8 Squire How to Phebe Pierce 

8 Woodward of Windham to Ally Kinsly 

May Joseph Rude to Martha Hazzard 

June 24 Phihp Spalding Jun^ To Thankfull Waterman 

30 Hazel Spalding to Alice Cole 

July 8 Cap* John Cady to Joanna Pemberton late of newport 

Nov^ 30 The Rev^ m"" Jones of Weston to the widow Ehzabeth Coit 

Deer 9 Mr John Peirce Jun^ To the W^ Betty Peirce 

31 Jonathan Hun To Betty Hall 
1780 

Jany 6 Luther Smith To Ruth Harwood 

Doctor Sam" Huntington To Bethia Dagget 
Feby 23d WiUiam Johnson, Canterbury To the Wid^ Lodeme Fuller 

1785 By Joel Benedict, Pastor 

Jan. 6 Abel Cleavland of East Greenwich Rhode Island and 

Ruth Clark of Plainfield 

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Feb. 6 
16 
April 19 

28 

May 26 

Octo'- 13 
Nov^ 3 
27 
1786 
Jan 10 

26 
Feb. 23 
March 16 

March 23 

March 23 

April 20 
Oct^ 1st 

5 
Nov 23 

26 

1787 
Sept 13 
Dec 20 

1788 
Jan 3. 
Feb. 28 
April 9 

June 29 
1789 
JaQ 1 
March 15 
May 19 
Sept 20 

Nov. 26 
Nov. 26 
Deer 3d 



20 

VOL. LXX. 



Knight Spalding of Sharon, Vermont state and Olive 
Warren Plainfield 

Jonathan Card of New York and Anna Andros of Plain- 
field 

Elisha MaUison of Smithfield and Betsy Satterly of 
Plainfield 

Benjamin Prior of Plainfield and Tabitha Hutchins of 
Killingly 

Ebenezer Witter of Preston and Zerviah Spalding of 
Plainfield 

Joseph Jewet of Norwich, and Sally Johnson of Preston 

Thomas Cole & Lois Frink both of Volontown 

George Dunworth and Lucretia Park, both of Plainfield 

Simeon Ingals of Pomfret and Eunice Wheeler of Plain- 
field 

Lemuel Warren and Mercy Kinne both of Plainfield 

Amos Jones and Hannah Johnson both of Plainfield 

Samuel Frink of Volontown & Margaret Gallup of Plain- 
field 

Daniel Spalding of Plainfield and Mary Douglas of 
Volontown 

Lewis Davies of Preston and Thankful Peters of Plain- 
field 

Jack Babcock of South Kingston, and Peggy Whitney 
of Plainfield 

Nathaniel Price and Bathsheba Sheffield both of Plain- 
field 

Thomas Silvey of Pitsfield (Massachusets) and Ruth 
Philips of Plainfield 

William Tanner of Foster state Rhodiland and Sabrina 
Phihps of Plainfield 

Cap* Abraham Shepard of Plainfield and Anna Lyon 
of Woodstock 

Miles Merwin Esq. of Brookline and Polly Perkins of 
Plainfield 

Thomas Dexter and Leah Philips of Plainfield 
Rosel Jones and Abigail Spalding both of Plainfield 
Ebenezer Key of Killingly and Anna Haris of Plainfield 

Jonathan Gallup and Elisabeth Dow both of Plainfield 

Elijah Fox and Mary Park both of Plamfield 

Revd Joshua Spalding of Salem Massachusets and 

Susanna Douglas of Plainfield 
Joseph Shepard and Ester Pierce both of Plainfield 

Thomas Wheler and Anna Johnson both of Plainfield 
John Heskel of and Mary Dean of Plainfield 

Samuel Dow and Mary Philips of Plainfield 
Abel Smith of Volontown and Magdalene Wheler of 

Plainfield 
Samuel Sterns and Rachel Shepard both of Plainfield 
Kuff Roberts and Genny Boston 
Nathaniel Whiting of Volontown and Betey Gary of 

Plainfield 
Stephen Peirce and Lucy Hall both of Plainfield 

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[July 



1790 
Jan. 3 

April 18 
August 24 
29 

Sep 26 
October 10 

18 

24 

Dec^ 2d 

1791 
Jan. 2d 

Feb 24 

March 6 

April 13 
14 

June 9 

Septem. 4th 
15 



25 



Oct. 10 



13 


Nov. 13. 


24 


1792 


Jan 


Feb. 8 


March 15 


AprH 19 
Oct 14 


Dec^ 23 


1793 


Jan 10 


May 30 
Aug. 11 
1794 


June 13 



June 26 



Richard Starkweather and Meral Corning both of Plain- 
field 
Squire Cady and Thankful Cutler both of Plainfield 
Hezekiah Spalding and Mary Williams both of Plainfield 
Elisha Card of Volontown and Hannah Yarington of 

Plainfield 
Thomas Pierce and Borradill Fox both of Plainfield 
Joel Starkweather of Mansfield and Abigail Spalding of 

Plainfield 
David Warren of Plainfield and Peggy Fowler of Provi- 
dence 
WiUiam Spalding of George Town Massachusets and 

Eunice Aply of Plainfield 
Daniel Payne of Brooklyn and Mahitabel Lester of 
Plainfield 

Abel Herrick of Plainfield and Polly Partridge of Worth- 
ington Massachusets 

Dr. Daniel Gordon and PrisciUa Pierce both of Plain- 
field 

Cap* Stephen Hall and Tammy Herick, both of Plain- 
field 

Alpheus Hatch and Mahitabel Jones both of Plainfield 

John Whiting of Volontown and Parnell Spalding of 
Plainfield 

Bradford Kinne of Royal Town state of Vermont, and 
Sally Parkhurst of Plainfield 

Ehsha Branch & Rebekah Douglas both of Plainfield 

Simon Shepard of Plainfield and Elisabeth Moor of 
Canterbury 

Samuel Hall ju^ and Zipporah Shepard both of Plain- 
field 

Ezekiel Fox of Plainfield and Susanna Childs of Bristol 
Massachusets 

Charles Sanders of Killingly and Nancy Hill of Plainfield 

Waterman Shepard & Mary Shepard both of Plainfield 

Timothy Parkhurst and Hannah Walker both of Plain- 
field 

Leonard of Shaftsbury state of Vermont and 

Abigail Hall of Plainfield 
Capt. Willard Cutler & Eunice Hall both of Plainfield 
John Bowin of Coventry Rhode island and Sally Clark of 

Plainfield 
Elus Fish of Norwich and Betey Peters of Plainfield 
Joshua Wolcot and Batey Wheler both of Plainfield 
Caleb Hill of Voluntown and Sally Wheeler of Plainfield 

Caleb Clark and Abigail Philips both of Plainfield 
Zadock Harris & Abigail Dean both of Plainfield 
Levi Waters and Hannah Bottom Both of Plainfield 

Stephen Thurston 'of fRowley Massachusets & Philomela 

Parish of Plainfield 
William Swansborough and Rebekah Bottom both of 

Plainfield 



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Sep 26 
1795 
Jan. 11 

Feb. 8 

March 1 
3 

4 

April 
1794 
Dec 11 

[1795] 
Nov. 19 

22 

1796 
Jan. 7 
21 

April 14 
21 

Mays 
June 12 



1797 
Jan 12 

Feb. 1 

16 

9 
19 

26 

March 19 
26 



Sep 17 
24 
Oct. 8 



18 
29 

Nov 12 



Jeremiah Shepard & Ruth Webb, both of Plainfield 

T. Rodman Clark and Ama Brown both of Plainfield 
Josias Lindon Arnold of Saint Johnsborough & Susanna 

Perkins of Plainfield 
Nathan Cogswell of Washington Vermont and Lydia 

Woodward of Plainfield 
Oliver Jones of Vermont and Polly Whipple of 

Plainfield 
John Richards of and Meriam Jones of Plainfield 

John Wilber and Mahitabel Hatch both of Plainfield 

Thomas Dow and Anna Kinne both of Plainfield 
Gurdon Buck of Preston and Rhod Buck of Plainfield 
Dick Fortune & Dinah Thair both of Plainfield 
Job Williams of Steuben in the State of New York and 
Olive Apley of Plainfield 

James Allen & Esther Otis, both of Pomfret. 
Zebulon Parkes & Patience Croswell both of Plainfield 
Sylvester Peirce and Eunice Shepard both of Plainfield 
John Heric and Susanna Yarrington Both of Plainfield 
Stephen Parkhurst and Mary Starkweather both of 

Plainfield 
Timothy Lester and Betsy Dunlap both of Plainfield 
George Middleton and Sally Eaton both of Plainfield 
John Lester and Polly Backus both of Plainfield 
Moses Branch jur and Rebecca Park both of Plainfield 
Capt. Stephen Clark & Anna Park both of Plainfield 
Zadock Hall & Sibbel Park both of Plainfield 

Jeremiah Starkweather of Preston and Bridget Eanne of 

Plainfield 
John Tyler Rice of Foster state of Rhodisland and Lucy 

Aply of Plainfield 
Allen Gibbon of Coventry state of Rhode Island, and 

Esther Gallup of Plainfield 
Ephraim Prentice of Preston and Mary Dow of Plainfield 
Freeman of St. Andrews state of Vermont & 

Esther Parkhurst of Plainfield 
Stephen Wheler & Sally Stringer, both of Plainfield 
John Aply and Mercy Kenedy both of Plainfield 
Simeon Harington and Nabby Hammitt both of Plain- 
field 

Rowland of Windsor and Eunice Spalding of 

Plainfield 
Capt. Benjamin Smith of Salem Massachusets and 

Abiah Douglas of Plainfield 
Charles Clap Chander of Pomfret and Lydia Gray of 

Windham 
James Burrill ju Esq of Provedence state of Rhode 

Island and Sally Arnold of St. Johnsborough state of 

Vermont. 
Abraham Snow and Elisabeth Spalding both of Plainfield 
Stephen Johnson of Pomfret and Experience Wheeler of 

Plainfield 
James Firman and Lucy Parkhurst both of Plainfield 



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26 

December 3 



17 



1798 
March 4. 

June 3 

17 

Nov. 18 
1799 
Jan. 24. 
April 11 

May 6. 

7 

19 

29 
A. D. 1800 
Jan 1 

16 

Feb. 10. 

July 24 

Nov^ 16 
Dec^ 7 

11 

1801 

Aug. 19 

Oct. 13 

18 
1802 
Feb. 14 
March 4 
June 17 
Aug. 29 
Oct. 7 

31 
Nov 25 

1803 
Jan. 9. 



Ebenezer Gallup and Elisabeth Babcock both of Plain- 
field 

Thomas Rathbon of Hancock, Massachusits and Sally 
Babcock of Plainfield 

Simon Cutler and Bettey Herick both of Plainfield 

Edward Corwin of Franklin and OHve Colegrove of 

Plainfield 
Charles Marsh Esq of Woodstock Vermont and Susanna 

Arnold of Plainfield 
Samuel Carhle of Provedence state of Rhodisland and 

Ehsabeth Gordon of Plainfield 
David Putnam and Betsey Perkins both of Plainfield 
John Dunlap and Betsey Lester both of Plainfield 

Jedadiah Rodgers and Sally Jones both of Plainfield 
Thomas Dixon of Sterling and Ruth Shepard of Plain- 
field 
Benjamin Allen of North Kingston state of Rhode 

Island and Mary Benedict of Plainfield 
Samuel Saterlee of Williams Town state of Massachusets 

and Eunice Peirce of Plainfield 
Joseph Lester and Lydia Angel both of Plainfield 
Squire Cady and Abiah Spalding both, of Plainfield 

Syvenes Cone of East Haddam and Katy Shepard of 
Plainfield 

Prentice Kinne of Manlius state of N. York and Elisa- 
beth Kinne of Plainfield 

Elijah Gibs of Coventry state of Rhode Island, and 
Esther Colegrove of Plainfield 

Anthony Crosby of Otsego state of N. York and Roby 
Potter of Plainfield 

Newport Kinsman and Dorcas Boston both of Plainfield 

Siles Westcot Esq of Coventry State of Rhodisland, and 
Phebe Wheler of Plainfield 

Nathan Burgess and Sally Gay both of Plainfield 

Col. Lemuel Grossvenor of Pomfret and Sally Perkins of 
Plainfield 

Daniel Wheeler and Widow Ruth Miller, both of Plain- 
field 

Nathaniel Cogswell of Washington and Eunice Kinne of 
Plainfield 

Douglas Park and Sally Hall both of Plainfield 

Sessions Lester and Esther Kinyon both of Plainfield 
Knight Spalding and Nabby Gary both of Plainfield 
Benjamin Wheeler and Lois Herick, both of Plainfield 
Samuel Sterns and Hannah Smith both of Plainfield 
David Nichols of Hancock Mass. and Eunice Wilson of 

Plainfield 
John Shepard and Ruth Kinyon both of Plainfield 
Rodman James of Exeter R. I. and Peggy Stringer of 

Plainfield 

John Webb and Mary Pahner both of Plainfield 



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Apl21 

May 5 
Aug. 21, 
Nov. 24 
1804 

March 11 
Aug. 12 

December 23 
1805 
June 2d 
Nov 13 
Oct'- 3 
Deer 19 

29 

1806 
March 16 

April 13 

May 11 
18 

July 20 
Nov^ 

1807 
Feb. 22. 

March 1st 
1808 
April 14 

May 26 
OcU9 

9 

Dec^ 18 

1809 

March 19. 
26 
April 16 
June 4 
Aug. 21. 

Sep. 10. 
Oct^ 31 

Nov^ 12 
16 
1810 

Feb. 7. 



Angel Sweet Esq of Foster, State of Rhodisland and 

Eunice Spalding of Plainfield 
Samuel Bullock and Betsy Dorrence both of Sterling 
Benjamin Day and Debby Smith Both of Plainfield 
Job Angel and Lucy Lester both of Plainfield 

Josiah Holt of Hampton, and May Prior of Plainfield. 
Roswell Ensworth of Canterbury and Mary Knight of 

Plainfield 
James Herick of Brooklin and Eunice Park of Plainfield 

Ezekiel Hall and Mary Hammet, both of Plainfield. 
Ishmael Titus and Thankful Shepard of Plainfield 
Henry Bradford and Lois Eaton, both of Plainfield 
Samuel Dorrance of Brooklin and Amy Kinyon of Plain- 
field. 
Rufus Adams of Brooklin and Susanna Hopkins of Plain- 
field 

Ebenezer Pemberton Cady of New London and Elisabeth 
Smith of Plainfield 

Justus Babcock of Mansfield and Martha Starkweather 
of Plainfield 

John Prior and Ruth Medbury, both of Plainfield 

David King of Newport R. I. and Ann Gordon of Plain- 
field 

Seth Chase of Pomfret and Betsy Wolcot of Plainfield. 

Zachariah Waldo of Canterbury and Cynthia Park of 
Plainfield 

Nathaniel French and Rachel Spalding, both of Plain- 
field 
Samuel Hazard and Lidia Stringer both of Plainfield 

Woodbury Kinne of Preston and Zerviah Kinne of Plain- 
field 

Isaac Sabins and Louisa Apley both of Plainfield 

Elisha Avery of Norwich, and Penelope Westcot of 
Plainfield 

Samuel Wilbour of Coventry State of Rhode Hand and 
Mary Westcot of Plainfield 

WiUiam Spalding of Plainfield and Anna Williams of 
Sterling 

Simeon Gardener and Polly Baily, both of Plainfield 
Prentice Parkis and Dolly Shepard, both of Plainfield 
Anthony Olen and Mary Rude both of Plainfield 
Huchinson Farlan and Lydia Johnson both of Plainfield 
Robert Hudson of the City of Schenectady, State of New 

York, and Elisabeth Benedict of Plainfield. 
Obadiah E. Johnson and Lucy Morse both of Plainfield. 
Robert Gardner, Salem, Masses and Mary Collins of 

East Greenwich Rhodisland 
Erastus Lester and Betsy Andros both of Plainfield. 
Joseph Spalding and Bridget Frinlc both of Plainfield 

Rozel Adams of Lisbon and Sarah Kinsman of Plainfield 



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Feb. 18. James M. Clark of Verona, state of New York and Maria 

Brown of Plainfield 
March 4 Joshua Kenedy of Foster, State of Rhode Island, and 

Clarissa Hall of Plainfield 
April 10 Joseph C. Tyler of Preston, and Hannah Woodward of 

Plainfield 
May 1st Capt. Lemuel Woodward & Miss Bridget Gallup both of 

Plainfield 
1811 
Feb. 12 Samuel Hutchins of Killingly, and Lydia Shepard of 

Plainfield 
Sept 30 Nathaniel Eddy of Middleborough, Massachusets; and 

Anna Andros of Plainfield 
1812 
Jan. 26. George Stuart of Portsmouth, England, and Viretta 

Corey of Plainfield 
April 19 Elkanah Cobb Eaton, and Mary Smith, both of Plain- 

field 
June 29 Richard Hutson Benedict of Deruyter, State of N. York, 

and Margaret Gordon ot Sterling 
Oct'' 19 Sylvester Peirce and Mary Lester both of Plainfield 

21 Stephen Daily and Nancy Boston both of Plainfield 
Feb. 25 Asa Philips ju^ and Dorcas Gardner, both of Plainfield 
Nov^ 15 Gen' Amasa Allen of Walpole, New Hampshire, and 

Sarah Susanna Gordon of Sterling, Connecticut. 
Dec'" 31 Andrew Gibbs and Dolly Palmer, both of Plainfield 

1813 

Jan 21. Timothy Parkis and Ruth Shepard both of Plainfield 

May 23 Cap* Nathaniel Hunt of Seekonlc, Massachusets, and 

Mrs. Polly Spalding of Plainfield. 
August 13* James Thomas, and Zipporah Shepard, both of Plainfield 

Sep'" 12 Horrace W. Stoddard of Granvill and Nancy Essex of 

Plainfield. 
Oct'' 3 Waterman Potter of Situate R. L and Clarissa Wolcot 

of Plainfield. 
Nov. 7 James Angel and Lucy Shepard, both of Plainfield. 

11 Isaac Rude of Killingly, and Mary Kinne of Plainfield. 

28 Almond Kies and Eleanor Fitch, both of Plainfield. 

1814 

April 3^ Sessions Lester and Fanny Gallup, both of Plainfield. 

May 17 Jonas French and Asenath Hall, both of Plainfield. 

22 Nathaniel Eddy of Middleborough, Massachusets, and 

Abby Andros of Plainfield. 

Sept 20 Thomas H. Wilson of Preston and Lucy Eaton of Plain- 

field. 

Novr 20 David Kinyon, and Lucy Crary, both of Plainfield. 

1815 

Feb. 26. John Taylor, and Sally Palmer, both of Plainfield. 

June 22 Ezra Lathrop of Norwich and Mary Peirce of Plainfield. 

Ocf 2d Pierce Shepard 2d of Madrid St. Lawrence C^ New York, 

and Esther Cleveland, of Plainfield. 

Dec 24 Pardon Harris, and Mary Church, both of Plainfield. 

[To be concluded] 



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REMINISCENCES OF JOHN DAVIDSON, 
A MAINE PIONEER 

Communicated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D,, of Brookline, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 171J 

In Sept. 1778 we had a report brought by two friend indians From canida 
to our field oficers that indianes and tories commanded by britich officers 
ware coming Down on three rivers viz. St. Johns Penobscuts and Cannebeck 
and they were coming so numirous as to take and Drive all before them that 
would not take the oath of alejence to king gorge and they would be amungst 
us by the time the leaves of the trees would be as large as a man thumb nale 
the next Spring, we the inhabitents of Belfast had conjectuered that if Such 
forces were comin on such buiseness there would be a fleat to meet them at the 
mouth of the rivers to Eade and asist thine [sic] land forceses with what they 
stood in need of according to what we had thought of when we saw the fleet 
of English vessels in the harbour before us and the land forses on our becks and 
we though to [w]eak and few in number and no whare to fly to, we four 
fammilyes Shiped our Selves on board a Small two mast boat thinking to 
come to long island rother then to stay on the mane land to be mescreed by 
the indians lor[blot] and I know not what but the wind Drove us back and we 
went to Mr nichols to garrison for the house was made of larger logs and 
would turn a musket ball better, 

we Did not stay there meny Days, for we heard some of the men of Belfast 
had been as a flagotruce to know what they wished for thir answer was, they 
wished to have what we could Spare of provision and they would pay the 
money for for it what they wisht for further that we would lie as nuterls [15] 
And not fight for nor against them, this Story Pleased us so well so we went 
to colectting our pots kittles and putter from where we hid them, we began 
to think by this time all the newes we had received were Tory news, and so 
we went to work tho that Did not last long for the next thursday I received 
a proclamation that all the male members must come on Board our Ship and 
take the oath of alegians to king gorge or abide the consequence what that 
would be I knew not, what could I do I took the proclamation the Sun being 
about two hours and a half high at night I felt resolved that every man in 
town should see or hear this paper before I slept, and lucky I was, when I 
came to the personage I found two men there, that belonged to too other 
Different parts of the Town and by our taking a little trouble on us that 
evening and Desired we Should be at the pasnage as soon as posable after 
Breakfast to try to conclude on what is best to Do in respect of Moets proc- 
lamation, in the morning, in the first place we met to a man and what to Do 
we knew not, in the s[e]cond place there was no road to treavel on for between 
thirty and forty miles if there had been a roads we could not have come that 
way for we had large family s of women and children and we could not carry 
provision to serve us on the road, and it was not to be had on that way, for 
there was neither, folk, victuels, money, nor way to treavel on, and we 
continued there till about noon and nothing Done nor like to be, I spoak and 
said I had a log canoe and before I would go and take the oath of alegence I 
would take my wife and 3 little children into it and try to com away so so 
Capt Solon Stephenson said if you go in that way I will go with you, we will 
Start, in the night, can we not by what David Miller and your son calib can 
Do help us so as to Drive our horned cattle away and so we concluded to come 
away in the next night from Belfast 

so I went home and informed my family of what I had in view or thoughts 
of doing was from one oclock Friday till almost Dark next Day and then 



234 Reminiscences of John Davidson [July 

Started on our Expected tedeous Journey or voige, the young men Did not 
moov the cattle till next morning and then they could not com along till they 
hired a man to help to Drive them, and as we were runing of my canoe from 
Ductrap harbour we Discovered the young men coming on, to the beech to 
cross a large cove as the tide was out [16] Cap Said he would Stay and see 
how or wheather they had all the Cattle with them or not, you had best keep 
along and i will soon overtake you, so I laft him and soon after Dailight was 
veanished and gone there arose a black and windy clowd and we out to sea 
and we without a pilot and herbour, how happy I should have been, to have 
been out of sound of the Swelling Billowes bursting on the flinty rocks tho the 
Sound was all I Knew at that time I had to keep us from being Dashed and 
so to have had watery graves, if such a canoe load of pasangers were ever at 
sea and continued so all night untill morning, and then come ashoar all Safe 
and well, I cannot be a judg of the feelings of others no better then what I 
have before Experinced, therefore I think I never can thank, and prays him 
anough for his Protecting arm that Did not let that night be our last night, 
but is yet pertecting and preserving and upholding me and mine and how 
undeserving we are of all these marcies he is bestoing on us every Day of our 
lives. 

While, we had any expectation of our pilot coming to help or Shoe us the 
way there Seemed to be sumthing to incourage us but we lost all that hope 
for we though[t] he was Lost at sea for his canoe was less than ours for he said 
he came about half the way tlirugh he thoug[ht] he thought we weare Cast 
away and it apeared he would have his canoe filled and he had hard work to 
keep her above the water and he turned and went beck to Ducktrap and on 
the nex day he came with the young men and cattle what joy and rejoising 
there was, Stevenson at the sight of seeing us and we at seei[n]g him, 

now we have to go to Ducktrap for what Stephenson lef[t] in his canoe we 
were befriended So we obtained the loan of a two mast boat So as to run to 
D[u]cktr[a]p harbur which we went there in a very Short thfijme tho it took 
us all night to rowe back against the wind and tide and after breakfast we 
gathered our teames together gat our loading on the Slad and all we advenced 
that Day was three miels to a Dutchmans house and we had So bad coming 
along that first 3 miles as we heard of a cart theree miles forward, the capt. 
and myself went to obtain the lone of it to Carry our load on to Georges .river, 
our Desire was granted in the morning the capt took his oxin and went after 
the cart and I took mine and went after what he left when we left Camdom 
and we came together and put our loading on the cart [17] . . . and came as 
fer as gegries where it three miles it was very bad treavehng for man beast 
and cart, when we came to the barn Doar the owner was there and he Swong 
them open and lett us in it was in good Season for it then began to rain a good 
rain a good Shower and the barn capt us and our loading Dry and we Staid 
there all of us ten in number over night, and that Day we came Six miles to 
Mr John Dillaways Just such a man woman Fammily and place that our 
necessety caled for took our sixteen head of horned cattle put them into his 
pastauar turned his to the woods and as he informed me when I went after my 
cattle he said he had them to gather to wont them so we left with him six 
oxen and five cows and a few young cattle, we had to send the cart back to 
gregoryes, this the young men Did, and in there abcence we were helping to 
contrive to help to load a small vessel with wood that belongeg to Boston and 
in a very Short time the young men retu[r]ned with the oxen, and we in a 
short time could be ready to come on board the small schooner and make a 
push for Boston, our younge calf being about old anough for a veal I thought, 
it to be a suitable time to take it along with us and perhaps it would do us as 
much good on board the vessel as it ever would, so we took it on board and 
we found it a good morcel to help to langthen out other provisions so we ten 
same [sic, ? came] on board the Schooner and came D[o]wne the river and put 



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to sea, but the wind being light and scant, we put into a harbour and we found 
in that harbour Capt, Harskill commandor of a large topsail sloop lat[e]ly 
from the west indian islands his vesel was loaded with wood and bound to 
Boston they had a good crue of hends four Swevets on board and aminition 
and provision in plenty, the commenders of these two vessels being acquainted 
with Each other, Capt. Harschill was well prepared for wor to what our Capt. 
Mcclening was notwithstanding he concented to keep by and Defend us from 
boats or from that of trifling force as we could not defend ourselves for we 
were of no force we came Down the river and then to sea havsk[i]ll perhaps 
being one Mild ahed of our vessel we obsoverred a boat as we thought rowing 
towards that large sloop [18] . . . and in a few minnits we Discovered a 
swivle Discharged and then another and then the Small armes, as soon as 
Haskill Desisted from fireing they Sprung to there owers and rowed of as 
quick as they could, tho while Harskill was fireing in on them they Dropt 
Down in the botom of the boat and then pooled away heartily 

whan We saw trouble ahead we put about and run into townseans h[a]rbour 
and Hearskill came in after us and we all as one conjectured that the boat that 
Herskill beat off belonged to a vessel on the other side of the iland Sogwin and 
if we should attemp[t] to go by they would out and take us all, so we were all 
confined in towneand harbour for some Days and a good fair wind as we could 
have wisht for and after Staying for some time and could not here of enimies 
vessels being along Shoar we ventured to Sea and as we wear going from the 
harbour we Discovered three large vessels at a greate Distence from the land 
which we took to be Enemies vessels but being at so large a distance from the 
land that we thought we could clyng close by it and keep out of their way, it 
was clowdy when we went from the harbour it began to rain and continued 
So for some time and it was Dark wather that we could not see them till it 
cleared off a little and the first we saw of any of them was one of them so in 
our way it would have had us but Thanks to good Providence that Portland 
harbour was so neigh to us when we were chased by the enemy that we had 
Such a place of refuge to fly into, and kept us secuer in that place from thurs- 
day to the next monday evening which then we left it then for choise,^ 

on monday morning I began to feel as tho we aught to be a contriving to 
Set for the wes[tjward and I Spoak to Capt Steph[e]n[s]on about it, he thought 
it would Do no good the masters of the vassels had been to the commanding 
oficers of the forts and fortifications, he said there is a chance, to take that 
canoe and chetch a few fresh fish my answer was you and the other two young 
men may go and try your lluck of fishing and I will go across the harbour and 
try what my luck will be, so I croosed the phery and I found the commending 
[19] Oficer of the Place I endaviorered to inform him what I wist for, his 
answer was it is more then my commision is worth he said I would be glad 
to help you but it deth not tho you may go by land I told him we could not 
go so for we had womin and children and nothing to buy horses and carriges 
with I thought it was as well to be plain hearted as any way I said what would 
be the consequnce sopose I Should agree with some one and come away 
privitly in the night and say but little about it, he said if you have a mind to 
trry that you mist be pretty Still about it and not Express your mind to any 
but them you know to be your friends and espesilar me for I am under oath 
he said he would be glad to halp me if he could, so I felt as much gratifyed by 
him as I Did Expe[c]t to be and more so, so I left him and came to where I 
found men Standing idle and no buisionses going on for it was a little before 
that that Portland was burned it was a very malancoly time chimneys stand- 
ing and houses burned and gone, by this time I thought it was time for me to 
say something about what I set out for as there was a considerable number of 
men I spake to them all in Jeneral and said can any of you inform me who has 
bread corn to sell the answer was no there is none to be had in town I sade 
why Do you not go to the westward and buy some, there was one young man 



236 Reminiscences of John Davidson [July 

Seemed to answer me most I think his name is Joseph rigs I took him aside 
I asked him if he would Set out to go to the westward if there wes no imbargo 
in the way he said he thougt he should I said and if you feel willing to start 
tonight before morning and run the venter of your Self and boat, and I will 
Rin the resk of myself and family and pay you what is reasonable when we 
come to Newburyport he said he would go and be back quick and he was as 
good as his word and so he returned and said he would endeaviour to go, and 
said I will come here ... to the boat by ten oclock or as soon as the people 
begins to be still I told him I would endeavour to come at that time 

[20] So I returned to my family and informed them we were a going to start 
in a boat about ten oclock or as soon as people are still I told him I would 
endeavior to come at that time to the boat, or a Uttle before and we set and 
waited till we thought it a suitable time and then we cast of from the worf 
and there we were, we had no wind to sail with but being heigh wather the 
tide saged us from the mouth of the harbour and abought Daybrak or about 
that time the wind began to blow and continued so at Northeast untill it 
brought us a little past Portsmouth in the light of that Day, and when about 
opposet to Portsmouth we Discovered a Ship lyeing without the bar, as we 
thought but when we came neigher the bar we found She was inside and 
we knew not what to Do, while we thought she, the ship was outside the barr we 
flatered our selves we could all hands come on board the ship, Drop the boat 
as[t]earn the ship and all would be well but when we found the ship was within 
we knew not what to Do — we were af eared we would overrun our object but 
we had good knowing Men on board they got 4 oars into the rowlocks and 
four men hold of them, and one man Stood by and Steeded himself by the 
mast and another Stood on his Shoulders, he that was heigest he was to look 
out for breakers and he, all at once. Sang out breakers ahead, he said which 
way to brring her about She was runing on to the north breaker we rowed a 
little further Southardly and let run our grapHng for we had not an anker to 
ride buy, and there it was when the waves would burste in to the boat we had 
a wellrune* and a bucket and we would throw it out as fast as it came in and 
so we Stood it all night and in the morning we could See the way in over the 
barr and we arived to newburyport about Sunrise all safe only the women 
being seasick the Day and night before and had not got it heardly over the 
Day we run from Portland to newbury barr the women lost their bonets at 
Sea in Daylight the sea and the wind being high and rough we could not save 
them our boat we came in from Portland to newbury Port was a morses boat 
she had been cut intoo and made longer She had no Deck . . . She had a 
cuddy fore and aft [21] . . . this was the thirtieth Day of June 1779 . . . 
She was full of Dry fish before we fourteen of us pasengers came on board 
which I thought caused hur to be heavy loaded ... if the Almighty had not 
been on our right and on our left hand the s[e]cond night after we left belfast 
and the night we lay at newbury barr it apeares there was nothind in the pour 
of man to help us . . . 

we staid at newbury port from about sunrise till about noon and then 
mooved for heverhill and came no further then Russels pherrey and we Staid 
in the boat over night and it was a cold one the tide tur[n]ed against us and 
we could come no further till next morning and the tide turned in our faviour 
and soon run [22] ... to haverhll Town 

I Stepeted up into the street to see if I could see any one from windham and 
I found Mr John Dinsmoor Esqr almost ready to start for Windham with an 
ox cart and no load to carry and he took us on board when we wished to ride 
and weated on us as far as Deacon Samuel Morrisons in Windham Range and 
we came there, and staid at old Mr Willims Thoms over night in the morning 
it was wet and lowring. I walked as far as My Fathers house and he took 

• I. e., well room. 



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' his two horses and came with me and helpt me with my family to his house, 
this was the ninth [?] Day of July 1779 

parhaps you may think we have come past all our Trouble but now we 
have to begin the world anew and if I had of my proporty I left at Belfast 
I should have a good beginning without the land, yes of farming utentials 
and househould furniture we had would with sheep and swineherd been a 
great ReHeaf to us but what youse is it to repeat these thing over again and 
naver be recowled and nothing in lue for them When the Enemy came into 
Belfast harbour that was our trouble if we could have been transported to a 
land of peace and out of the way of war in a day or two we would have thought 
our selves happy but this was not the case for while we were on our flight we 
felt happy we were so much further from the Enemy and we hed not time to 
think of what we lost at the Eastward and so we laid it aside as much as we 
could, it being a good time of the year for the labouring man to have Employ 
and I could have as much of that as cept me in employ for the greater part of 
my time and so I Earned Sumthing in that way and when out of a Jobb I 
would go abord and buy Clooth and thread and whan I had taken in so as to 
be socificent to go a pedling I would go abroad and sell and so I went on in 
these ways till Septbr. 

then my Brother Jesse and myself bought a prety good lot of clooth and 
therad and hired a hors between us to go after my cattle to Tohomas town 
near georges River at Mr John Sillaways we could ride one at a time all the 
way Down and found the cattle all in good order and able for there journy 
all stood it well and I mad[e] as much as cleared the expence [23] Of horse 
keeping and hire that is my half, so I Disposeed of two cowes and one calf 
I sold one for money and the other and calf I put for a hors Sadie and bridle 
he was a large and a good one called by the man I had had him off and so he 
was and as long as grass lasted but when that was Done he had to leave of 
work for he could not Eat hay the cowes I put to him was old and sumthing 
tiered of treavling and I hope we made somthing of an even tread, I brought 
four oxen two cowes to my Fathers in Windham and three heffers and the old 
horse that Did not turn to a very good account I had to Sell my largest oxen 
for paper money and when i recieved the pay for them it would not have 
brought more then one cow I lost in the value of two cowes in that tread by 
the Deprusiation of money or his neglect of paying according to agreement 
I bught a pai of young cattle from Mr John hilinds Father and agred to pay 
him for the oxen in about six months from the Date of the note according just 
as it reads in the face of the note the nominal sume and that halpt to make up 
Some of the former Deprusiations good 

The next Spring Apriel 1780 I bought a small Farm in Windham in gould- 
ing rowe and it cost me as much as five hindred and nine Dollars hard money 
the building were miserabley poor tho we moovd into the house uncomfortable 
as it was and lived there we were between fourteen and fifteen years in the 
house we had three sons and two Daughters born in that house and wothout 
much r[e]pair and there we were a very poor family and in debt for my land 
and could Scercly raise provision so as to Supply the fammly, to think of 
buil[d]ing would be vain but as necesity has no law, I was obliged to build 
a Small barn, and then I could co [sic, ? sow] better then before for we could 
Save what we raised. 

after we built the barn I conjectured old Mr Brown must sell his farm soon 
and if I could buy his sixty acres as it lieth along by my forty and had the 
Name of being veery good land they two would make a farm we could Make 
a living on and I would Sell my land at the Eastward and not to go back to 
belfast as it is a place that will always b[e] exposed in time of war to trouble 
not a long time after this there was a vandow in [24] Pelhem not far from our 
house and I Atended and old Mr James Brittan esqr was master of the worke 
and a very good friend of mine I informed him in time of intermision of what 



238 Reminiscences of John Davidson [July ' 

I had thought of Doing in respect of buying Broons ferm, so Do John you 
ought to have it it will Suit you and I will help you I said I would be glad to | 
have it can you not come here and stay over night and try to see what you 
can Do in the morning he said he would so he cam and in the morning he went 
to See the old folks he the Sqr. said he would be gladd to have the money you 
owe me and and I D[o] not see but I must have it Broon said he could not j 
pay it till he sold his farm Britton said you can sel it to Day if you wissh to [ 
John Davidson will buy it, so they sent for me, and we began and finished, 
writings and all were concluded before Dark, 

now my friends by this time you are ready to say you have been very 
fortunate I think we have so fer, now if we can be so fortunate to git out of 
debt as we have to git into Debt but we cannot expect that, Tho I think I am 
as willing to try as I was to go into Debt and you have come to your Fathers 
house and you have purchised so much land and all very hendy to carry on 
I know I owe a large Some of money but it is not so bad as tho I had not the 
valine the Brownns lot costs Seven hundred and fifty Dollars hard money, 
one lot of meadow the first I bought of Thomas Willson I had it for about six 
acres for Ninteen Dollars Sixty six cents a sacond lot of meadow I bought of 
Thomas Willson there was not quite three acres and it coast me Sixty Dollars 
hard money, at that time I thought it best to take it although it was Dear 
Now my Dear and imparshal friends as I hope, as I have given you a little 
scitch of my coming along in the world as to temperals but as to Spirituels I 
have been more silent, . . . [251 • • • sometime in the year 1777 I came to our 
Minister Mr Williams for Admision to join his church and was admited . . . 
we had our children Baptiesed ... * 

[281 In 1805 Rev. Saml Harrise was ordained Pastor of the church in 
windham and continued Minister of the people in that place for 17 j^ears with 
little success to appearance although he preached the gospell in its Simplicity 
In Feb. 1822 he began to see sume of the fruits of his labour a few individuels 
began to enquire what they must do to be saved amongst the number was my 
son William and a happy time it prooved to be to him and the greatest part 
of the fammily, it appeared about that time we all had by Devine grace our 
eyes opened that we saw the eveil nature of Sin, and the beauty there is in 
a holy life . . . 

[29] After having found Christ precious to my Sule my first inquiry was 
Lord what wilt thou have me to Do I felt it was time to begin to work for 
him as I was now more then three score years and ten and had Done nothing 
I, thought of my Brothers and Sisters and others of my years with whome I 
had been acquainted for many years in wdndham whome I feared had been 
living the Same way as I had So i could not rest Sattisfied untill I had Seen 
and talked with those on that subject I therefore took my cane and vv^alked 
from house to house untill I had seen them all being absent most three Days 
I thought I could convince them of the error of their ways and show them the 
beauty there is in experimental religion but alass. how weak is man I shoecl 
my weakness and how little I could Do I found many of them as hard as 
adament and others I beleive from that Did Set up familj^ pray[elrs who had 
neglected it for years I returned home I could only commeend them to 
God whose Spirit alone is able to melt the hardest hardest heart — 

nearly all those aged people with whome I convened with at that time are 
now in their greaves and I am still Spared a Uving monument of the goodness 
of god It is ten years Sence I hope I began to love Christ and his cause — 
I am 82 years four mon[t]hs old I have always been blesd with good health 
generely as is the case now which is wonderfull for a person of my age I have 
a good appitite and my food rellishes well I sleep well and am in no pain I 

* A long account (about 2i pages of manuscript) of Mr. Davidson's religious awaken- 
ing, in the year 1822, has been omitted here. 






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have hade kind friends always — amongst our hands of this world goods to 
be comfortably agreabele a family of children that are agreable, all as I think 
are professesers of Religion but Scattered in allmost in every Deriction, my 
youngest is forty two years old I am now and has [sic] been living here almost 
thre years and I no not but I [s]hall continue to the end of my time here, She 
the beloved partner of my youth Died 5 day of January 1829 in litchfield we 
lived together Fifty of years her kindness I Shall never forgit I have lived to 
See the work of god prosper I have seen many [30] In windham ten years 
Seince I came into the ofice of christ I have lived to see another revivel in that 
place and I have lived to see another a second r[e]vival in that place which 
was last year 25 fammilies began at last to joine in fammily prear about one 
j time I have lived to see three Churches of the congragational order organized 
in this place [Lowell] containing 1000 members and all Since 1825 — I have 
seen many other churches gro[w] up in this place . . . J. D. 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. 69, page 342] 

ASHFORD 
Warrenville Cemetery 

: Erected in memory of Mrs. Abigail, consort of Mr. Ira Bartlett who died 

Oct. ye 15th, A.D. 1814, in ye 43d year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah Bicknell, wife of Mr. Samuel Bicknell. She 

died June 27th, 1791, in the 55th year of her age. 
Mrs. Mary, Relict of Mr. Samuel Bicknell died Mar. 1815. AE. 66. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Bicknell, who died Nov. 22nd, 1812, in the 88th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Zachariah Bicknell, who died April 6th, 1798 in ye 75th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Nathaniel Bosworth, who died March 12, 1827 in the 75th 

year of his age. 

Also of Mrs. Mary Bosworth his wife who died Sept. 1826 in the 
69th year of her age. 
Amos, only son of Amos & Mrs. Hannah Brown died May 5, 1813. AE. 10 

years. 
Mrs. Wealthy wife of Mr. William Brown died April 29th 1825. AE. 29 

years. 
Here lies Hannah daughter to Edward Bugbe & Lydia. She dyed July ye 

4th 1770. Aged 16. 
Here lies the body of Nathaniel Bugbe. Age 4 years. 
Here lies Sarah wife of Dea. Josiah Bugbe. She died November 30, 1755. 

Aged 71. 
Amos Bugbee died Feb. 15, 1804 aged 54. 

Martha his wife died Jan. 8, 1847, aged 89. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mr. Josiah Bugbee and his wife: 

he died July ye 4th A.D. 1804 in ye 87th year of his age. July ye 23d 

A.D. 1799 departed this life Mrs. Hannah Bugbee consort of Mr. 

Josiah Bugbee in ye 61st year of her age. 
Here hes the body of Decn Josiah Bugbee [illegible] 



240 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

Mary, consort of Mr. Amos Bugbee died April 10, 1819. Aged 50 years. 

Also a child, son of Mary and Amos Bugbee died April 3, 1819. 
In memory of Miss Sally Bugbee daughter of Mr. Amos & Mrs. Martha 

Bugbee, who died Dec. ye 26th A.D. 1811 in the 22nd year of her age. 
Adaline daughter of Wm. F. & Mary Ann Chaffee died Sept. 23, 1848 aged 

17 m's & 4 d's. 
In memory of Amanda Chaffee daughter of Mr. Frederick & Mrs. Elisabeth 

Chaffee. She died March ye 28 A.D. 1802. Aged 1 year & 22 days. 
Capt. Amos Chaffee died Feb. 20, 1849. Aged 79. 
In memory of Mrs. EHsabeth daughter of Mr. Josiah & Mrs. EUsabeth 

Chaffee. She died Jan. ye 6th A.D. 1802 in the 39th year of her age. 
In memory of Elisabeth, Consort to Ens'n Frederick Chaffee who died 

Nov. ye 19th A.D. 1806 m the 39th year of her age. 
In memory of Elizabeth, Consort of Mr. Josiah Chaffee who died April 26, 

1814. AE._ 77 years. 
This monument is in memory of Mrs. Esther Chaffee, consort of Mr. Israel 

Dimmick Chaffee who died June ye 31st A.D. 1807 in ye 38th year of 

her age. 
In memory of Harmony wife of Capt. Amos Chaffee who died Aug. 13, 1843. 

AE. 69. 
Harriet daughter of Wm. F.& Mary Ann Chaffee died Sept. 3, 1843. AE.15m's. 
In memory of Mr. Josiah Chaffee who died April the 24th A.D. 1800 in the 

72nd year of his age. 
In memory of Triphena daughter of Mr. Wilham & Mrs. Anna Chaffee who 

died Dec. 16, 1773. AE. 6 years & 9 months. 
Erected in memory of Mr. WiUiam Chaffee who died June ye 9th 1770 in 

ye 34th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ehzabeth wife of Mr. Jeremiah Connei who died August 

the 28th A.D. 1810 in the 64th year of her age. 
In memory of that [illegible] young woman Mrs. [illegible] Cummins daughter 

of William & Elisabeth Cummins. She died November 5th in the 

year 1754 & in ye 20th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Ehzabeth Fay wife of Col. Ephraim B. Fay Deceased 

May 3d, 1814 aged 51. 
In memory of Col. Ephraim B. Fay Deceased April 27, 1814 aged 50. 
In memory of Miss Harriet Fay who died Feb. 8, 1823. Aged 19 years. 
In memory of Capt. Jedediah Fay Deceased Dec. 16th 1799. Aged 73. 
Sacred to the memory of Catherine daughter of Mr. John & Mrs. Roxey 

Frink who died Jan. 5th, 1811. Aged 2 yrs & 11 mon. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Handfield who died April the 25th A.D. 1802 in 

ye 75th year of her age. Consort of Mr. William Handfield. 
In memory of Mr. William Handfield. He died December the 14th A.D. 

1802 in ye 84th year of his age. 
In memory of Henry C. son of Mr. Marlin & Mrs. Sarah Hurlbut who died 

May 25th 1819 aged 9 mo'ths & 20 days. 
Caroline Wright, wife of Shubel Keeney died Jan. 15, 1883 aged 76. 
Sacred to the memory of Anna Kenney, formerly the wife of Wilham Chaffee, 

who died March 3, 1835. Aged 98 yesus. 
In memory of Mrs. Abagail Keyes, consort to Mr. Sampson Keyes who died 

August ye 21st 1801 in the 81st year of her age. 
Eunice Keyes wife of Sampson Keyes Died June 7, 1817. Aet. 40. 
In memory of Miss Harriet daughter of Mr. Sampson & Mrs. Lucy Keyes 

who died June 25, 1809. Aged 20 j'-ears. 
Lucy Keyes wife of Sampson Keyes Died Dec, 26, 1802. Aet. 44. 
Percy Keyes wife of Sampson Kej^es Died Feb. 9, 1831. Aet. 63. 
Erected in memory of Mr. Sampson Keyes who died March ye 14th A.D. 
1805 in the 86th j^ear of his age. 



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Sampson Keyes Died Jan. 3, 1834. Aet. 72. 

Sacred to the memory of Frederick Knowlton who died Oct. 9, 1841. AE. 81. 

Eldest son of the brave Col. Thomas Knowlton who fell at the battle 

near Harlem Heights Sept. 16, 1776 and expired in the arms of his son 

whose mortal remains repose beneath this monument. 
In memory of Mrs. Lucinda daughter of Col. Thomas Knowlton & Mrs. 

Anna his wife. She died February 16th A.D. 1805 aged 28 years. 
In memory of Orson, son of Mr. Stephen & Mrs. Hannah Knowlton, who 

died Sept. 4th 1817. AE. 14 years: & 2 infant sisters. 
This monument is erected in memory of Col. Thomas Knowlton & his wife. 

The Brave Col. in Defence of his country fell in Battle Sept. 16th 1776 

at Herlomheights Island of New York. AE. 36 years. Mrs. Anna 

the Amiable Consort of Col. Knowlton died May 22nd 1808. AE. 64 

and is buried beneath this monument. 
Hannah S. wife of Reuben Marcy died June 8, 1843 aged 73: also their 

daughter Martha R. Frink died at Chicago, 111. April 6, 1843 aged 44. 
In memory of Lucy Sumner Marcy, daughter of Mr. Reuben & Mrs. Hannah 

Marcy, who died March 13, 1803. Aged 7 years. 
In memory of Mr. Reuben Marcy who died June 4, 1824. AE. 58. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah, Consort of Mr. Stephen Nott who died at 

Ashford Oct. 24, 1788. Aged 56 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Preston wife of Mr. Shubael Preston who died 

June 18th 1793 in ye 36th year of her age. 
Bethiah daughter of Mr. Asa & Mrs. Naby Russ died Jan. 14, 1822. AE. 26. 

Polly Russ. 
In memory of Mr. George Smith who died April ye 27th A.D. 1806 in the 

83d year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Asa Snow the son of Oliver & Elisabeth his wife. He 

died July the 4th in the 2 year of his age & in the year 1754. 
Here lies ye Body of Diadamya Snow dafter of Oliver Snow & Elisabeth his 

wife. She dyed July ye 6th in the 4th year of her age & in the year 

1754. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Elisabeth Snow wife of Mr. Oliver Snow who died 

ye 4th of May A.D. 1761 & in ye 31 year of her age. 
In memory of Harvey son to Mr. Parley & Mrs. Eunice Snow: was killed by 

an accident Dec. 28, 1803 in the 5th year of his age. 
In memory of Joanna Snow daughter of Mr. Simeon & Mrs. Lydia Snow 

who died Sept. ye 16 A.D. 1806 aged 4 years 5 months & 1 day. 
In memory of Mr. Ohver Snow who died March 18, 1796 in the 75th year of 

his age. 
Here lies the body of Mr. Samuel Snow, husband to Mrs. Sarah Snow, who 

died Desember ye 24th 1756 in ye 64th year of his age. 
Mr. Stephen Snow died Jan^y 16th 1823. Aged 66 years. 

Mrs. Polly Snow his wife died Sept. 14th 1830. Age 73 years. 
In memory of Giles Stebbins who died April 6, 1833. Aged 47. 
In memory of Sally, daughter of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Sarah Stebbins who 

died May 9, 1795 in the 21st yr of her age. 
In memory of Sarah wife of Mr. Thomas Stebbins who died March the 23d 

A.D. 1814 in the 65th year of her age. 
Mr. Thomas Stebbins died Oct. 25, 1826. AE. 78. 
In memory of Mrs. Catherine Storrs, Relict of Deacn Cordell Storrs. She 

was formerly wife of Capt. Zachariah Bicknell, and died April 3, 1789 

in ye 91st year of her Age. 
In memory of Ruth Torrey wife of David B. Torrey who died August 8, 

1818 aged 27 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Abigail Wentworth, Relict of Mr. Jered Wentworth 

deceased. She died July ye 27th A.D. 1800 in ye 63d year of her age. 



242 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

Jedediah Wentworth Died May 31, 1834. Aged 63. 

Betsey Webb his wife died April 18, 1857. Aged 79. 
Betsey died Jan. 5, 1802 aged 2 years. 
Sally died June 27, 1805 aged 4 years. 
Abner Woodward died Jan. 28, 1840. AE. 78. 

Eunice Woodward wife of Abner Woodward died March 7, 1842. AE. 73. 
Harriet Mather, daughter of Otis & Ellen Woodward born April 3, 1844, 

died Oct. 15, 1864. 
.In memory of Mrs. Miriam, wife of Mr. Abner Woodward who died August 

14, 1793 in ye 27th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. David Wright who died Oct. 1, 1842. Aged 60 years. 
David Wright, Jr. died Sept. 22, 1866. AE. 58. 
Mrs. Laodicea wife of Mr. David Wright died June 27th 1821. AE. 39 

years. 
Ledoit Wright died Dec. 15, 1853. Aged 34. 
In memory of Mr. Nathan Wright who died March 22, A.D. 1796 in ye 61st 

year of his age. 
In memory of Phiio Wright son of David & Laodicea Wright, who died 

March 9, 1825. Aged 13 years. 

WILLINGTON 

Village Hill Cemetery* 

Sarah P., wife of William Adams died Oct. 31, 1858. AE. 41. 
John Albray died Dec. 27, 1871. Aged 79 yrs. & 7 mos. 
In memory of Peter Albray who died June 8, 1832, aged 64 years. 
Sarah Fearing, wife of Capt. John Albray died Feb. 28, 1868. Aged 76. 
Susanna, wife of Peter Albray died March 12, 1857. AE. 99 yrs. 23 d. 
Mary L., wife of Wm. B. AUen died Nov. 19, 1847. Aged 27. 
Mary A., their daughter died Dec. 2, 1847. AE. 2 mo. 
Sarah, wife of Lucius Back & daughter of Nathan & Huldah Richardson 

Bom March 31, 1821, Died Oct. 2, 1879. 
Sarah L. wife of Moses Bartlett died Jan. 20, 1875. Aged 26. 
J[?] C. Benton. 1819-1894. 
Mariva, wife of Austui F. Bond died Oct. 16, 1839. AE. 23 yrs. 1 mo. & 

14 d's. 
Lucy, daughter of Asa & Dorcas Brooks died May 17, 1822. AE. 24. 
EUza Jane, wife of Jos. S. Bugbee died Jan. 13, 1910. Aged 74 yrs. 
In memory of Benjamin F. Crandall who died Jan. 18, 1832. Aged 27 years. 
Ark W. Fisk Died May 29, 1883. Aged 79. 

Armina, daughter of Ira & Annis Fisk died Mar. 30, 1836. Aged 19 mo. 
Betsey, wife of Ark W. Fisk died Feb. 23, 1875. Aged 73. 
Clara L. daughter of John & Jennie E. Fisk Died Aug. 10, 1864. Aged 4 

mos. 16 d'ys. 
Daniel, son of Stephen & Lucy Fisk died Oct. 20, 1819. Aged 2 yrs. 
Dorcas, wife of Rufus Fisk died Aug. 6, 1833. Aet. 81. 
Harriet E. Fisk died Sept. 17, A.D. 1858. Aged 17. 
Horace, son of Rufus & Irene Fisk died Nov. 22, 1811. Aged 15 yrs. 
Ira Fisk died Feb. 12, 1877. Aged 68. 

Annis L. his wife died Jan. 6, 1882. Aged 73. 
Irene, wife of Rufus Fisk died Aug. 31, 1861. AE. 82. 
Died Dec. 7, 1843 . . . James M. son of Rufus & Irena Fisk. AE. 28. 
Jane E. wife of John M. Fisk Died July 29, 1873. Aged 29. 
John M. Fisk died Sept. 22, 1890. Aged 57 yrs. 6 mos. 
Lathrop, son of Stephen & Lucy Fisk died Apr. 28, 1825. Aged 5 yrs. 

* A cemetery on the northern border of Willington. 



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Leander B. Fisk died Nov. 16, 1885. Aged 48. 

Lodica, daughter of Rufus & Irene Fisk died May 7, 1820. Aged 1 year. 

Mr. Marvin Fisk died Nov. 18, 1841. AE. 31 Yrs. 

In memory of Marvin A. Fisk who died Nov. 5, 1864. At Florence, S.C. 

A Prisoner of War. AE. 23. 
Rufus Fisk died Dec. 6, 1813. Aet. 62. 
Rufus Fisk died Sept. 22, 1848. Aged 75. 
Stephen Fisk died Oct. 14, 1847. Aged 61. 

Adorno P. Fiske Co. D. 25 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Oct. 15, 1899. AE. 62. 
Chester Fuller died June 8, 1875. Aged 79. 
Ezra Harwood died Feb. 20, 1848. AE. 24. 
Mary J. Harwood died Feb. 19, 1847. AE. 19. 
In memory of Alley Horton, daughter of Moses & Silence Horton who died 

Sept. 7, 1815 aged 19 years. 
Clarissa, wife of Simeon Horton died March 2, 1849. AE. 49. 
In memoiy of Moses Horton who died March 20, 1832 aged 73 years. 
Silence, wife of Moses Horton Died Sept. 18, 1848. Aged 85 y'rs. 
Simeon Horton died March 15, 1862. Aged 70. 
Phila A. daughter of Wm. H. & Anna Jennings died Sept. 27, 1837. Aged 

3 yrs. 
Alga, dau. of John & Rose Kish, 1903-1904. 
Mary, widow of Maxon Lewis died July 10, 1845. AE. 61. 
In memory of Amos Lillibridge who died March 31, 1842. AE. 69. 
In memory of Betsey, daughter of Amos & Betsey Lillibridge who died 

June 9, 1830. Aged 23 years. 
Betsey, relict of Amos Lillibridge died Nov. 5, 1859, aged 79. 
Bumham Lillibridge died Dec. 10, 1887. Aged 82 Yrs, 
Clark LiUibridge died at Greenville, Ct. Oct. 20, 1861. AE. 24. 
In memory of the Rev. David Lillibridge who died Jan. 19, 1831, aged 86. 
David LiUibridge died May 30, 1899. Aged 70 Yrs. 
Lodica A., wife of David Lilhbridge died Aug. 7, 1893. Aged 65 Yrs. 
Maria S. Lillibridge died at WilUngton Feb. 21, 1863. AE. 38.* 
In memory of Miriam Lilhbridge, wife of the Rev. David Lillibridge who 

died Sept. 11, 1816, in the 71st year of her age. 
Nathan B. LiUibridge died at Bamegat, N. J. Jan. 25, 1861. AE. 25. 
Polly, wife of Amos Lilhbridge died Jan. 28, 1851. AE. 45. 
PoUy, wife of Bumham LiUibridge died AprU 24, 1877. Aged 72 Yrs.f 
In memory of Deacon Andrew Main, who died AprU 18, 1802 in ye 79th 

year of his age. 
Betsey Main, wife of Reuben Mam died March 26, 1840. Aged 72. 
Dudley C. Mam died Aug. 18, 1847. AE. 43. 
Edwinna A., daughter of Perry J. & Lucy M. Main died Aug. 27, 1849. Aged 

10 mo. 
In memory of Mrs. Fear Main, relict of Dea. Andrew Main who died April 

27, 1806. Aged 85. 
Mrs. Jerusha, wife of Joshua Main died Feb. 7, 1832. AE. 72. 
Joshua Main died May 29, 1846. AE. 90. 
Mr. Reuben Mam died June 13, 1852. Aged 90. 
Abram Mame died Nov. 28, 1903. Aged 78 Y'rs. 
Betsey E. wife of Daniel L. Maine died Sept. 24, 1853. Aged 58 Y'rs. 
Daniel L. Mame died March 15, 1869. Aged 76 Y'rs. 
Jerusha A. dau. of D. L. & B. E. Mauie died July 25, 1865. Aged 33 yrs. 
Phebe H., dau. of D. L. & B. E. Maine died Aug. 30, 1856. Aged 27 yrs. 

* Maria Stone, daughter of Bumham Lillibridge's wife by her former husband, 
t Before her marriage to Burnham LiUibridge she was Polly (Mowry) Stonei a 
widow. 

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244 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

James, son of Susan & Joseph Prestwich Bom Aug. 27, 1853, Died May 13, 

1878. 
Huldah, wife of Nathan Richardson died Nov. 27, 1849. AE. 56. 
Nathan Richardson died March 26, 1856. AE. 61. 
Chester Royce Born July 8, 1799, Died Feb. 3, 1869. 

Sally, his wife Bom Sept. 19, 1801, Died Dec. 6, 1862. 
Elnathan Royce died April 3, 1872. Aet. 75 yrs. 
Harriet E., daughter of Chester & Sally Royce died Oct. 23, 1847. AE. 13 

yrs. & 6 months. 
JuUann, daughter of Elnathan & Polly Royce died Oct. 23, 1837. Aged 10 

Y'rs. 
Lucius M., son of Chester & Sally Royce died Sept. 25, 1853. AE. 17. 
Parker M., son of Chester & Sally Royce died Aug. 31, 1830. AE. 3 yrs. 
Polly Main, wife of Elnathan Royce died July 8, 1885. Aet. 86 yrs. 3 mo's. 
Harriet E. wife of Abram Rutan Died Oct. 14, 1838. AE. 23. 
Betsey J., wife of Ralph J. Sisson died July 14, 1864. Aged 38. 

Our Mira.* 
Ira P. Sisson. Co. D, 25 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Nov. 20, 1890. 
Maxson L. Sisson, son of Minor & Ruth Sisson died Nov. 10, 1852. AE. 32. 
Minor Sisson died Aug. 30, 1847. Aged 73. 
Nancy, wife of John J. Sisson died . . . June 23, 1848. Aged 36. 
Ralph J. Sisson died Nov. 16, 1872. Aet. 45 Yrs. 
Randol Sisson died July 19, 1855. Aged 72. 
Ruth, wife of Minor Sisson died July 31, 1855. Aged 74. 
Sarah, wife of Ira P. Sisson died Oct. 14, 1853. Aged 21. 
Jason H. son of M. S. & M. A. Smith died May 11, 1856. AE. 11 mo's. 
Marcus S. Smith Sept. 21, 1814-Oct. 1, 1882. 
Jane E., wife of Ezra Spencer & daughter of Burnham & Polly LiUibridge 

died Aug. 2, 1859. Aged 24 yrs. 
Jane K., daughter of Samuel & Phebe Stanton, Died April 2, 1846. AE. 19. 
Lucy, daughter of Samuel & Phebe Stanton, Died Dec. 26, 1841. AE. 26. 
Wm. J. Stanton, Born May 20, 1818, Died Dec. 17, 1847. 

William W., Born Aug. 31, 1843, Died Jan. 22, 1847. 
Charles A., Bom Mar. 28, 1846, Died Nov. 24, 1846. 
Children of Wm. J. & Lucretia A. Stanton. 
Betsey, wife of Russell Staunton died July 4, 1879. AE. 64. 
Nathaniel Staunton died Feb. 6, 1852. AE. 42. 
Russel Staunton died Feb. 11, 1853. Aged 78. 
Dorcas Maine, wife of Rowland G. Thomas died March 17, 1864. AE. 75 

yrs. 9 mos. 
Rowland G. Thomas died July 23, 1870. Aged 77 yrs. 9 mo's. 
In memory of Lucinda dautr to Mr. Thos & Mrs. Moley Weaver. She died 

Augst 27, 1796 in her 5th year. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary W^eaver, wife of Mr. Thomas Weaver, who died 

March 11, 1825, Aged 69 years. 
In memory of Sebra son to Mr. Thos & Mrs Moley Weaver he died Augst 

27, 1796 in his 3d year. 
Sarah M., wife of James Webster & daughter of Chester & Sally Royce died 

Oct. 20, 1855. Aged 31. 
Betsey, wife of Horatio West died March 22, 1882. Aged 91 Yrs. 
In memory of Daniel Yeomans who died Dec. 2, 1839. Aged 67. 
Hannah, wife of Daniel Yeomans died July 1, 1833. Aged 58. 

[To be continued] 
* Mira was the child of Ralph J. and Betsey J. Sisson. 



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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed bj'^ Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 136] 

Hatch 

The Will of John at Hecche of Sellyng next Monks Horton [co. 
Kent], 15 November 1464. My body to be buried in the churchyard of 
Selling. To the high altar there 12d. To the hght of the Holy Trinity 6d. 
To the Ught of the Cross 6d. To the Hght of the Blessed Virgin 6d. To 
the light of the Blessed Mary under the High Cross 6d. The residue of all 
my goods not otherwise bequeathed I give to Agnes my wife and Thomas 
my son, to dispose of them for the wealth of my soul, my parents' souls, and 
the souls of all the faithful departed; and I make them my executors. 

My testament regarding all my lands. WiUiam Knyght, John Parys, 
William Smyth, John Webbe, and William at Melle are the feoffees of my 
lands and tenements at Selling, by indenture dated 10 October, 25 Henry 
VI [1446]. My woods upon my lands at Westwell and Charing to be sold 
to pay my debts and legacies. My feoffees to permit Agnes my wife, if she 
remain my widow, to hold all my other lands and tenements until Thomas 
at hecche, my son, shall come to the age of twenty-four years, when he shall 
have one third of the lands. My son John to have a third of the lands when 
he shall come to the age of twenty-four years; and when my son William 
shall come to the age of twenty-four years, then my feoffees shall make over 
the lands to my three sons equally, forever, they paying to Agnes their 
mother 20s. a year during her life. If all my sons die before the age of 
twenty-four, then my wife Agnes shall have the lands for her hfe, and after 
her death they shall be sold and the money shall be employed to provide a 
chantry priest to sing and pray in the church of Selling for the space of two 
years, the residue to be expended in charity for the poor of Selling and for 
the souls of my father and mother and all the faithful departed. If my 
wife shall marry before the said Thomas, John, and William reach their full 
ages [i.e., tw^enty-four years], my feoffees shall allow her 20s. a year and 
shall use the remainder of the profits of my lands for my sons and for the 
repair of my messuages and mills. To each of my feoffees for their pains 
6s. 8d. [No witnesses and no record of probate.] (Archdeaconry of Canter- 
bury, vol. 1, fo. 5.) 

The Will of Elioner Hacche of the parish of Sellinge, co. Kent, 1 No- 
vember 1519. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellinge. To the high 
altar there a ewe. To Our Lady light 40d. To the rood light, torch light, 
and Trinity Hght 4d. apiece. To my forefare [i.e., forthfare] 6s. 8d. To 
my month's mind 13s. 4d. To my year's mind for the souls of me and my 
husband 13s. 4d. My father Hache to have the keeping of my children for 
ten years and to have for their keeping yearly 26s. 8d.; and if he live not so 
long, then WilHam Hartt is to have them and to have the same sum yearly. 
To Jhon Elgayr and his wife and to Mother Stalls wearing apparel. The 
residue of my apparel to my children, to array them withal while they be 
within age. The residue of my goods to Thomas my son at twenty-two and 
Agnes my daughter at eighteen, equaUy divided. Executors: William Hartt 
and ''my fadre Hacche," to each of whom I give 13s. 4d. Supervisors: 
Nicholas Hartt and Thomas Orsbye, to each of whom I give 6s. 8d. Wit- 
nesses: ''my gostly fadre Nicholas Hartt" and John Elve. Proved 12 
December 1519 by the executors named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol. 14, fo. 4.) 



246 Genealogical Research in England [July 

The Will of Thomas Hache the elder of Sellyng besids Horton Monkyn, 
CO. Kent, 12 December 1530. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellynge. 
At my forthfare in masses and dirges and in bread and drink to refresh the 
poor 10s. At my month's day in like manner 16s. 8d. At my year's mind 
in like manner 13s. 4d. My executors to have masses and prayers sung for 
my soul and all Christian souls in said church for eight years. To the high 
altar 12d. To the Trinity light, Cross light, and Lady light 6d. apiece. 
To every godchild 6d. To Thomas Hache, son of John and Elioner Hache, 
40s., 20s. at the age of twenty-four and 20s. at the age of twenty-five, to be 
paid by my son John. If the said Thomas die within age without heirs, 
then it is to be paid to his sister Agnes, and if she die within age without 
heirs, reversion to my son John. To my son John my best brass pot. To 
my daughters Agnes, Margarete, and Alice 6s. 8d. apiece. To my son 
William all debts he owes me and two silver spoons, and to his daughter 
Agnes Hache 6s. 8d. To Agnes, daughter of John Hache the elder my son, 
now dead, 6s. 8d. To Thomas Hache, John Hache the younger, Johane 
Hache, Agnes Hache, and Alice Hache, sons and daughters of John Hache, 
6s. 8d. apiece. Residuary legatee and executor: son John Hache. Wit- 
nesses: Sir Robert Yong, vicar of Sellyng, WilUam Harte, John Knyght, 
William Hache, and John Smjrthe. 

My last will regarding my lands. To William Hache my son my manor 
of Hodyford and all those parcels of land, viz., Hodyford Broke lying in 
three parcels, a parcel called Horselife, one called Hodyford grove -with 
hemphaw and gardens, a parcel called perce gardyn, one called Stone regg, 
one called Sandpytts, and other parcel which he there now occupyeth of 
me, he paying for the same 20 marks, at the rate of 26s. 8d. a year until 
paid. To my son John Hache my new house with the lands thereto be- 
longing and all my other lands and tenements in Sellyng, he paying there- 
for to Thomas Hache, son of John Hache late of Sellyng, deceased, 40 marks, 
as before specified. [Witnesses as above.] Proved 31 December 1534 by 
the executor, John Hache. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 20, fo. 4.) 

The Will of John Hatche of Sellynge besids Horton Monks, eo. Kent, 13 
April 1535. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellynge. I give at my 
forefare [i.e., forthfare] for dirge and in bread and drink for poor people 
10s. At my month's mind in like manner 6s. 8d., and at my year's mind in 
like manner 13s. 4d. For masses and pravers in said church for three years 
13s. 4d. To the high altar there 18d. To the Trinity light 6d. To the 
Trinity light and the torch fight 12d. apiece. To every godchild 12d. To 
every of my children two ewes. To my wife two kine, two hogs, six ewes, 
and half my household stuff. The residue of my goods to be sold to pay my 
debts and legacies by my executors, my wife and Thomas Marchall, to 
whom I give 6s. 8d. apiece. To John Marchall 3s. 4d. to help my wife with 
the writings. Witnesses: Thomas Dylnott the younger, Robert Cavell, 
and Richard Hempsted. 

My last will regarding my lands. A piece of land called Mewljmg and 
my mill beside Hythe to be sold, and the money, and also £9. 20d. which 
Thomas Dylnott owes me, to be used to pay my debts and legacies. Hody- 
forth mill and half the meadow to be put to farm and the money used for 
the same purpose. My sons Thomas, John, and Stephen to enter into my 
new house and lands at their ages of twenty years. My wife to have the 
other half of the meadow by the names of Lytle Somerles, greate Somerles, 
and Rayfelde until my children be twenty years of age, giving to each his 
share as he attains that age. To her also for life the house and lands at 
Somerffeld, with reversion at her death to my children. If all my sons die 
under age, reversion to my daughters, the lands being equally divided. 
To each daughter 40s. at marriage. If all my children die, the money to be 



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used to have an obit kept for twenty years, and the lands to be sold and the 
money to go to my brothers and their heirs. To Thomas Hatche, son of 
John Hatche the elder, 13s. 4d. Overseer: Maister Hayman, to whom I 
give 6s. 8d. Proved 26 April 1536. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 21, 
fo. 3.) 

The Will of Thomas Hache of Mersham, co. Kent, 16 January 1556 
[1556/7]. To be buried in the churchyard of Mersham. To the poor at 
my burial in bread, drink, and money 13s. 4d. To my son William my 
tools belonging to the occupation of a millwright, except certain ones [speci- 
fied] given to my wife Margaret, and all my timber appertaining to mill 
work, over and above such work finished as I shall have taken and bargained 
to do at my decease. To my son John Hache my best sleeved coat and 
doublet. Residue of my apparel to my two sons. My wife to perform all 
such bargains of mill work as I shall have taken at the time of my decease, 
and to receive the money and pay to my son William 6d. a day and meat 
and drink during the time he works thereon. Residuary legatee and execu- 
trix: wife Margaret. My wife shall take the profits of all my lands and 
tenements in Mersham for life, with reversion at her death to my son 
Wyllyam, he paying to his brother, my son John, after the death of Margaret 
their mother, £30, at the rate of £10 a year. Witnesses: Sir Wyllyam 
Colman, priest, Rychard Turgies, Symon Lee, and Alice Crispy. Proved 16 
February 1557 [1557/8] by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol. 34, fo. 4.) 

Administration on the goods of Thomas Hatche of Tenterden, co. Kent, 
deceased, intestate, was granted 13 October 1568 to Joane Hatche, his 
relict, Thomas Browne of Tenterden, mercer, and John Browne of Biddenden, 
mercer, being bound in £60. Inventory, £69. 8s. 4d. 

On 25 October 1574 Joane Hatch alias Brissenden, administratrix of the 
goods of Thomas Hatch, exhibited her account, and the Court assigned to 
Winifred, Katherine, Elinore, and Elizabeth Hatch, daughters of the said 
Hatch, £3. 13s. 9d., to be equally divided among them, and this is agreed 
to by Richard Brissenden, now husband of the said Joane. (Archdeaconry 
of Canterbury, Act Books, vol. 16, fo. 69.) 

The Will of Willyam Hatche of Mersham, co. Kent, myllwright, 28 
January 1571 [1571/2]. To be buried in the churchyard of Mersham. To 
my daughters Alyce Hatche and Katheryn Hatch at the age of twenty 
years £5 apiece. To my daughter Susanne Hatche at like age household 
goods. To my son John Hatche the tools belonging to my trade. Resid- 
uary legatee and executrix: wife Margaret. 

My will regarding my lands. My wife Margaret to have my house where 
I live in Mersham until my son John attain the age of thirty years, when he 
shall have it. To my son Richard Hatche at the age of twenty lands called 
Hardyngs, have Basham, and Elynges lee otherwise called Hawkfield. 
Witnesses: John Olyver, John Celye, John Longe, and William Coppyn, 
his servant. Proved 20 April 1572. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 41, 
fo. 269.) 

Alice Hatch, sister of John Hatch of Mersham and administratrix of his 
estate, exhibited her account, 8 October 1594. After paying the debts there 
remained in her hands the sum of £18. 14s. lOd. The Court assigned £6. 
4s. 8d. apiece to Catherine Hatch and Susan Hatch, sisters of the deceased, 
and the administratrix was to keep the remainder. (Consistory of Canter- 
bury, Computi, vol. 7, p. 69.) 

The Will of Steven Hatche of the parish of Sellinge next Horton, co. 
Kent, yeoman, 10 December 1606. To be buried in the north chancel of 



248 Genealogical Research in England [July 

the parish church of SeUinge. To my godson Stephen Allen 40s. To 
Mildred Cavell, daughter of Andrew Cavell of SeUinge, £5. To my wife 
Elizabeth a debt of £10 which her father, John Gouldsmith, owes me, half 
my household goods, and the silver plate which belonged to her before 
marriage or has since been given her by friends. To my kinsman Richard 
Cavell £5. To Susan Lucas 40s. Residuary legatee and executor: my 
cousin Thomas Hatch of Tenterden. Overseer: my cousin John Hatch of 
Tenterden. Witnesses: the mark of John Wiles, the mark of William 
Elire, and John Collour. 

My last will regarding my lands. To my cousins John Hatch, Thomas 
Hatch, and William Hatch all my messuages and lands in the parish of 
SeUinge. If my goods be not suffient to pay my debts and legacies, the 
aforesaid Thomas, John, and William are to make up the amount in con- 
sideration of the aforesaid legacy. To my cousin Steven Redge my part in 
about half an acre of marsh land in the parish of St. Mar}^, Romney Marsh, 
and an annuity of £5 out of my lands in SeUinge, in discharge of debts due 
him. To my kinsman Steven Mownte an annuity of £10 out of my lands in 
SeUinge. To my cousin Jane Stone, my sister's daughter, a life annuity of 
40s. If the said Steven Mownt and Jane Stone cause any dispute, these 
legacies are to be void. To my brother John Cavell a life annuity of 40s. 
out of my lands in SeUinge. To my mother-in-law, Anne Gouldsmith, a 
life annuity of 20s. out of my lands in SeUinge. To Margaret Cavell a life 
annuity of 20s. out of lands in SeUinge. If my wife be with child at the time 
of my death, these legacies are to be void, and I give ail my lands to such 
child or children ; and if such child or children die under twenty-one without 
issue, the lands are to remain as before expressed. Executor: Thomas 
Hatch, and he is to take the profits of my lands in SeUinge for five years and 
to pay to my wife an annuity of £10 for her jointure and £10 for the edu- 
cation of any child or children born. In the event of the said Thomas's 
failure to perform my wiU, my wife is to administer my estate. [Witnesses 
as above.] Proved 9 March 1607/8. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 
57, fo. 160.) 

The Will of Thomas Hatch of the parish of St. Peters in Canterbury, co. 
Kent, yeoman, 27 December, 9 James I [1611]. To Joane Watmer, my 
daughter, a gold ring worth 20s. To William Watmer, my son-in-law, a 
gold ring worth 10s. To John Hatch and William Hatch, my very loving 
brothers, to each a gold ring worth 20s. Whereas it is agreed between me 
and William Hatch, my brother, in part consideration of my interest in a 
messuage and divers lands in Sellendge next Horton, late given unto John 
Hatch, William Hatch, and me, and unto our heirs male, according to the 
wUl of Stephen Hatch late of Sellendge, that he, the said William, shall 
make unto me an assurance of a tenement and nine acres of land in Sellindge, 
with a proviso that, if I have a son, at his age of one year the said William 
shall pay me £6 a year untU my son be fifteen years and then the said WiUiam 
shall pay me £100 to my said son's use, the said tenement and nine acres of 
land then to return to my brother WiUiam; now if I have a son, my brother 
John is to receive said payments, etc. Executrix and residuary legatee: 
wife Margaret. [No witnesses.] Proved 5 June 1613 by the executrix. 
(Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 42, fo. 213). 

The nuncupative WiU of Margaret Allen als Hatch [in the Calendar 
called ''Margaret AUen als Hatch als King of Canterbury"], 20 October 
1626. Cousin Edward Stephens and his sister, widow Keet, and her chUdren. 

Sister Batherst and her children. "To WiUs that dwelt with my 

brother Hatch." Sister Reynolds. Cousin Dicker and his chUdren. Ex- 
ecutor: son Watmer. Witnesses: John Hamond aUas Hindley, physician, 



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Thomas Johnson, Mary Jenken, and Agnes Cheuer. Proved 4 November 
1626 by the executor. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 64, fo. 212.) 

The Will of John Hatche of Tenterden, co. Kent, yeoman, 23 March 
1628 [1628/9]. Wife Dorothy. Brother William Hatch's children, viz.: 
eldest son John Hatch of Mayfile [Mayfield, Sussex] and his son John; 
second son Thomas Hatch and his children (under twenty-one) ; "now young- 
est" son William Hatch and his children (under twenty-one) ; daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of Robert Soan of Brasted, and her children (under twenty-one) ; 
second daughter Judith, wife of Joseph Osborne of Ashford, and her son 
Jeremy Osborne (under twenty-one); third daughter Margarett, widow of 
William Wood of Tenterden; fourth daughter Mary, wife of William Shusall 
of New Romney; youngest daughter Anne Hatch (under twenty-one). 
Sister Winnfrithe's children, viz.: eldest son Thomas Huckstepp; other son 
John Huckstepp and his sons Stephen and Nathanaell (both under twenty- 
one) ; eldest daughter Joane, widow of Robert Numan late of Crayford, and 
her children (under twenty-one); second daughter Anne, wife of William 
Snatte of Hunto [Hunton] and her daughter Anna Snatte (under twenty- 
one); third daughter Susan, wife of Benjamin Robus of Kennarton and her 
children Thomas, William, and Mary Ramkyn [or Rankin], and Katherine, 
Lidia, and Susan Robus (all under twenty-one); youngest daughter Lidia, 
wife of Nathaniell Tilden, and her children Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, 
Judeth, and Lidia (all under twenty-one). Sister Katherine's children, viz.: 
eldest son John Dunke and his children (under twenty-one); second son 
William Dunke; youngest son Daniel Dunke; daughter Ann, wife of Robert 
Glover, and her children; daughter Margaret [probably deceased], her 
husband Martin Maye of Ould Romney, and their daughter Katherine May; 

daughter Elizabeth Hubbard, wife of Hubbard. Sister EUynor 

Chittenden and her children, viz.: eldest son Thomas Chittenden; second 
son John Chittenden; youngest son William Chittenden; her son Nathaniel 
Chittenden's son Nathaniel (under twenty-one). Wife's sister's daughter 
Elizabeth Pargiter. Steven Huckstep. Wife's half brothers Thomas Phil- 
pott and Thomas Brattell. James Willes, his wife Mary (mj^ wife's brother's 
daughter), and their daughter Dorothie Wills (under twenty-one). Wife's 
brother Peeter Philpott and his sons Thomas Philpott of Arundell and John 
Philpott of Tenterden. Thomas, son of brother Thomas Philpott of Roches- 
ter. Robert Chittenden. Nathaniell Tilden, William Snatte, Beniamyn 
Robus, Robert Glover, Robert son of Joseph Osbane, and Thomas Smith, 
that have married my kinswomen. Mr. Warren of Sandwich, late lecturer 
of Benenden. Mr. Lotropp, late minister of Egerton. Uncle Peeter Ware. 
Witnesses : Francis Smith, Daniell Benison, and Job Cushman. [Record of 
probate unfinished.] (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 279.) [For 
longer abstract of this will see Register, vol. 67, p. 45.] 

The Will of Dorothie Hatch of HoUingbourne, co. Kent, widow, 13 
August 1638. To be buried in the church or churchyard of HoUingbourne. 
James Willes of Holhngbourne, butcher, his wife Mary [daughter of the 
testatrix's brother], his eldest daughter Dorothy Willes, and his other chil- 
dren, Jane, Mary, and Grace, at twenty-one or marriage, and Thomas and 
WilHam, at time of apprenticeship. Brother Thomas Philpott of Rochester. 
Mary Russell of Arundel, co. Sussex, daughter of the late Thomas Philpott 
of Arundel [son of the testatrix's brother Peter]. Brother Peter Philpott of 
Hawkhurst, co. Kent, his wife Ann, and his children Peter, George, Henry, 
William, and Ann. John Philpott of Tenterden, glover [son of the testa- 
trix's brother Peter], his wife Sarah, and his children Peter, Thomas, John, 
and Dorothy, at twenty-one. Susan Bratle, daughter of brother Thomas 
Bratle of Cranbrook, co. Kent. Richard Cisely, son of John Cisely of 
Hawkhurst. Mention of "the booke of M^: Calvin vppon Job'' and other 



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books. Executor : John Philpott of Tenterden. Witnesses : Robert Weller, 
vicar of Hollingbourne, and Arthur Browne. Proved 1 November 1638 by 
the executor, John Philpott. 

Administration on the goods of this testatrix not administered by Sara 
Philpott, deceased, executrix of the will of John Philpott, deceased, late 
executor of the will of Dorothy Hatch, was granted 11 July 1639 to Samuel 
Bottinge and Alexander Gray, executors of the will of the said Sara. (Con- 
sistory of Canterbury, vol. 52, fo. 264.) 

Hatch Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts of Tenterden, 

CO. Kent, 1544-1636 

Christenings 

1563 William son of Thomas Hatche 9 December. 

1565 Thomas son of Thomas Hatche 30 June. 

1636 Alice daughter of Thomas Hatch and Lydia his wife 25 September. 

Marriage 
1576 Richard Wills and Winefred Hatch 18 June. 

Burials 

1588 Agnes wife of John Hatche 26 January [1588/9]. 

1589 A daughter of Thomas Hatche, unbaptized, 20 November. 
1629 John Hatche 31 March. 

Churchwardens 
1565 Thomas Hatch. 1599 Thomas Hatch. 

Hatch Entries in the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Wye, 

CO. Kent 

1625 John son of William Hatch baptized 7 August. 

1626 Jeremiah son of Thomas Hatch baptized 23 July. 
1626 Anne daughter of William Hatch baptized 3 December. 
1628 The newborn son of William Hatch buried 31 July. 

1628 Thomas son of Thomas Hatch baptized 9 November. 

1629 William son of William Hatch baptized 9 August. 
1631 Jane daughter of William Hatch baptized 19 June. 
1633 Andrew son of WilHam Hatch baptized 3 November. 
1633 Andrew son of William Hatch buried 6 November. 

Canterbury Marriage Licences 

1587 Thomas Hatche of Tenterden and Margaret King of Cranbrook, 

widow, 22 September.* 
1603 Stephen Hatche of Sellinge, yeoman, and Ehzabeth Goldsmith of 

Maidstone, virgin, at Boxley, 5 December. Bondsman: John 

Epps of Sellinge, gentleman. f 
1608 Samuel Pady of Maidstone, gentleman, and Elizabeth Hatch of Sel- 
linge, widow, at Sellinge, 11 August. Bondsman: Emer Sanders of 

East Farleigh, gentleman. J 
1614 John Allen of St. Peter's, Canterbury, gentleman, and Margaret 

Hatch of the same parish, widow, at St. Mildred's, Canterbury, 

2 April. § 
1624 WilUam Hatch, || of Ashford, woollen draper, bachelor, about 25, and 

Jane Young of Thannington, maiden, about 27, whose friends are 

* Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 203. 
t Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 203. 

Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 313. 

Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage licences. Series 1, column 5. 

Autograph signature. 



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dead, at Thannington, 9 July. Bondsmen: Edward Young of 
Thannington, husbandman, and William Page of Canterbury, 
blacksmith.* 

1627 William Sudell of New Romney, gentleman, bachelor, about 21, son 
of Christopher Sudell of the same parish, gentleman, who consents, 
and Mary Hatch of Ashford, virgin, about 21, her father being 
dead, and her mother, Uving in Tenterden, who consents, at Ken- 
nington, 13 February {l627/8].t 

1629 Thomas Beadle of New Romney, yeoman, bachelor, about 23, whose 
father, John Beadle of the same parish, consents, and Ann Hatch 
of Tenterden, virgin, about 17, daughter of William Hatch, de- 
ceased, and of Ann Hatch, widow, who consents, as is testified by 
William Hatch| of Wye, at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, 22 January 
[1629/30]. Bondsmen: said William Hatch and Joseph Osborn of 
Ashford, clothier. § 

From Visitation Books of the Consistory of Canterbury || 

1627, 19 November. Thomas Hatch was presented by the churchwardens 
of Wye for teaching school without being licensed; and he was 
presented at every subsequent court until 9 June 1628, when he 
was licensed. 

From Lay Subsidies for go. Kent ^ 

1 Edward III [1327-8] 

Lathe of Scray,** Hundred of Calehill 

Richard atte Hacche 12d. 

Alexander atte Hacche 8s. 
John atte Hecche 2s. 

John atte Hecche 12d. 

46 Edward III [1372-3] 

Lathe of Shewynghope,tt Hundred of Calehill 
John atte Hacche Is. 6d. 

Cecelia atte Hacche Is. 
Richard atte Hacche Is. 
6 April, 15 Henry VIII [1524] 

Lathe of Scray, Hundred of Strete 
Thomas Hatche the elder lands [valued at] 100s. [tax] 5s. 
35 Henry VIII [1543-4] 

Lathe of Scray, Hundred of Calehill 
William Hatche in goods [valued at] £10 [tax] 6s. 8d. 

From the Records of the Court of Requests ^ 

On 1 April, 34 Elizabeth [1592], the Archbishop of Canterbury and his 
farmer, Raffe Heyman, brought suit against Stephen Hatch of Sellinge, co. 
Kent. The case was heard before a commission, 6 June 1592. Plaintiffs 
claimed 3 acres as rectory land out of 10 acres of meadow. Defendant 
claimed 9 acres of it as an inheritance held by lease. Plaintiffs stated that 
there was no way out of a three-yard meadow part of the glebe land except 

* From the original licence in the Diocesan Registry, Canterbury, partially printed 
in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 2, column 471. 

t Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 2, column 955. 

t Autograph signature, exactly like that on his own marriage licence in 1624. 

§ From the original licence in the Diocesan Registry, Canterbury, partially printed 
in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 2, column 80. 

II Preserved in the Library of Canterbury Cathedral. 

if Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

** Called also the Lathe of Shewynghope. 

tt Called also the Lathe of Scray. 



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through Hatch's land and over a carrying bridge over a brook to a lane 
leading from Stone Hill to said Hatch's Hodyford mill, and that Hatch had 
destroyed the bridge and refused the right of way. Hatch stated that the 
land was an inheritance from his ancestors, and that the original right of 
way from said glebe land was across land belonging to the said Ralfe Hayman, 
called Stock Meadowe and little Stock. He claimed that the rent for said 
acres of meadow had been raised by complainants from 2s. a year to 8s. a 
year. Among the witnesses for the defendant were William Cavell, son of 
Robert Cavell, aged 55 years, and Abraham Cavell, aged 36 years. Find- 
ing for plaintiffs. 

From Feet of Fines* 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the Octave of Hilarv, 14 James I 
[20 January 1616/17], between Thomas Godfrey, esquire, querent, and 
John Hatch, Jr., and Beatrice his wife, and John Hatch, Sr., and Dorothy 
his wife, deforciants, of four messuages, two barns, two water mills, one 
dovecote, one garden, one orchard, thirty acres of land, twelve acres of 
meadow, and eighteen acres of pasture with appurtenances in Sellinge by 
Monks Horton [co. Kent]. Plea of covenant. John, Jr., and Beatrice and 
John, Sr., and Dorothy have acknowledged the premises to be the right of 
Thomas, as those which he has of the gift of John, Jr., and Beatrice and 
John, Sr., and Dorothy, and they have quitclaimed them from John, Jr., 
and Beatrice and John, Sr., and Dorothy and their heirs to Thomas and his 
heirs for ever. And, moreover, John, Jr., and Beatrice have granted for 
themselves and the heirs of John, Jr., that they will warrant to Thomas and 
his heirs the premises against John, Jr., and Beatrice and the heirs of John, 
Jr., for ever. And, further, John, Sr., and Dorothj^ have granted for them- 
selves and the heirs of John, Sr., that they will warrant to Thomas and his 
heirs the premises against John, Sr., and Dorothy and the heirs of John, Sr., 
for ever. And for this Thomas gave John, Jr., and Beatrice and John, Sr., 
and Dorothy £80. (Feet of Fines, Kent, Hilary Term, 14 James I.) 

[From the foregoing material and some New England records the follo"^ving 
pedigree has been compiled: 

The Hatch family has Hved for at least six centuries in the county of 
Kent, England. The family name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon noun 
haec, Middle English hacche, later hatch, meaning a gate or wicket. Compare 
Shakspere's words: ''In at the window, or else o'er the hatch." The sur- 
name appears in the hundred of Calehill, co. Kent, as early as 1327-8, the 
form during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries being atte Hacche. It 
is clear that the name was originally assumed by a man who dwelt near or 
at some gate or wicket, such, for instance, as might have been found at the 
entrance to the village churchyard or to the grounds of the manor house. 
Many family names had a similar origin during the reign of Edward I (1272- 
1307). For example, John at the hacche or at y^ hacche is termed Joh7i atte 
Hacche, William at the well is called William atte Well, and Thomas at the 
stile is termed Thomas atte Stile, etc. This form of name remained in use 
for about two centuries, until nearly 1500, and then, as a rule, the atte either 
was dropped or was combined with the following word in such names as At- 
well, Atwood, etc. 

1. John at Hecche, of Sellinge, in the hundred of Street, co. Kent, the 
testator of 1464, was born probably about 1415 and died not earlier than 

15 Nov. 1464. He married Agnes , who was living when his will was 

made. He was probably a miller. He was undoubtedly descended from 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



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some of the Atte Hacches found in the hundred of Calehill, in the subsidies 
of 1327-8 and 1372-3. These subsidies do not name the parishes in which 
the persons assessed lived; but the hundred of Calehill comprised the parishes 
of Charing, Westwell, Egerton, Little Chart, and Pluckley, as well as parts 
of several other parishes. Contemporary with the above John at Hecche 
of Sellinge were several of the name in Charing, probably his brothers and 
cousins, who left wills not given in this article. The mention of his lands 
in Westwell and Charing places his origin in that ancient Atte Hacche family, 
and he is the first of the name in Sellinge or vicinity of whom record has 
been found. His will names his wife Agnes and three sons. 
Children : 

2. i. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1442.' 
ii. John, b. probably abt. 1444. 
iii. William, b. probably abt. 1446. 

2. Thomas at Hecche (John), of Sellinge, co. Kent, was born about 1442, 

as he was at least twenty-one in 1464, when his father appointed 
him one of the executors of his will, but was then under twenty-four. 
No will or administration of his estate has been found. He suc- 
ceeded to a portion of his father's lands in Sellinge, and doubtless 
married soon after his father's death, becoming the father of a family 
of whom only one child is known. 
Child: 

3. i. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1465. 

3. Thomas Hache {Thomas, John), of Sellinge, co. Kent, the testator of 

1530, was born probably about 1465. He held the manor of Hody- 
ford, was assessed as '"Thomas Hatche the elder" in the hundred of 
Street, in the subsidy of 1524, and died between 12 Dec. 1530 and 
31 Dec. 1534. The name of his wife has not been found, but six 
children are named in his will in 1530. 
Children: 

i. William, b. abt. 1488; succeeded to the manor of Hodyford and 
other lands under the will of his father. Child: 1. Agnes, 
mentioned in her grandfather's will in 1530. 

4. ii. John the Eldee, b. abt. 1490. 
iii. Agnes. 

iv. Thomas, not mentioned in hia father's will in 1530, and therefore 
probably deceased before that year. His existence is inferred 
from the fact that his supposed father, Thomas Hache, is called 
"Thomas Hatche the elder" in the subsidy of 1524. 

5. v. John the Younger, b. probably abt. 1495. 
vi. Margaret. 

vii. Alice. 

4. John Hache the Elder {Thomas, Thomas, John), born probably about 

1490, died before 1 Nov. 1519. He married Eleanor , the 

testatrix of 1519, who died between 1 Nov. and 12 Dec. 1519, having 
named two children in her will. 
Children : 

6. i. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1513. 

ii. Agnes, b. probably abt. 1515; living in 1530. 

5. John Hatche the Younger {Thomas, Thomas, John), of Sellinge, co. 

Kent, the testator of 1535, born probably about 1495, died between 
13 Apr. 1535 and 26 Apr. 1536. His wife, whose name is unknown, 
is mentioned in his will. By the will of his father, proved in 1534, 
he succeeded to lands and tenements in Sellinge, including a "new 
house," which in the following year he devised to his three sons. 
His five eldest children are named in the will of his father. 



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Children: 

i. JoHANE, b. probably abt. 1521. 

ii. Agnes, b. probably abt. 1523. 
7. iii. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1525. 

iv. Alice, b. probably abt. 1527. 

V. John, b. probably abt. 1529; perhaps the John Hatche of Ten- 
terden, co. Kent, whose wife Agnes was bur. there 26 Jan. 1588/9. 

vi. Stephen, the testator of 1606, b. probably abt. 1532; d. s.p. be- 
tween 10 Dec. 1606 and 9 Mar. 1607/8; m. by Hcence of 5 Dec. 
1603, perhaps as his second wife, Elizabeth Goldsmith of 
Maidstone, co. Kent. dau. of John and Ann. She m. (2) by 
licence of 11 Aug. 1608 Samuel Pady of Maidstone, gentleman, 
Stephen Hatche is mentioned in his father's will of 1535, but not 
in his grandfather's will of 1530. He passed his life in his an- 
cestral parish of Sellinge, co. Kent. In 1592 he was the defend- 
ant in a suit in the Court of Requests. Since he had no issue, 
he devised his lands to the sons of his brother Thomas (7) . 

6. Thomas Hache (John the Elder, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Sellinge 

and Mersham, co. Kent, millwright, the testator of 1556/7, born 
probably about 1513, died between 16 Jan. 1556/7 and 16 Feb. 
1557/8. He is named in the will of his uncle, John Hatche the 

Younger, in 1535. He married Margaret , who survived 

him, together with two sons, who are named in his will. 
Children: 

8. i. William, b. probably abt. 1537. 
ii. John. 

7. Thomas Hatche {John the Younger, Thomas, Thom.as, John), of Sellinge 

and Tenterden, co. Kent, born probably about 1525, died intestate 
before 13 Oct. 1568, when administration on his estate was granted 

to his widow. He married, about 1552, Joane , who married 

secondly, before 25 Oct. 1574, Richard Brissenden. Thomas Hatche 
was churchwarden at Tenterden in 1565. The account of Joane 
Hatch alias Brissenden, administratrix, exhibited 25 Oct. 1574, 
names four daughters of Thomas Hatche, and the names of his three 
sons appear in the will of his brother, Stephen Hatche of Sellinge, 
in 1606. The will of his eldest son, John Hatche, of 1628/9, names 
the children, grandchildren, and even some great-grandchildren of 
Thomas Hatche. 
Children : 

i. Winifred, b. abt. 1553; bur. at Tenterden, co. Kent, 6 Oct. 1592; 
m. (1) at Tenterden, 18 June 1576, Richard Wills; m. (2) at 
Tenterden, 14 Feb. 1583/4,* Stephen Huckstep. Children by first 
husband: 1. Joane, bapt. at Tenterden 23 June 1577; m. Robert 
Numan of Crayford; had issue. 2. Anne, b. in 1578; m. 25 Maj' 
1602 William Snatte of Hunton; had issue. 3. Susan, bapt. at Ten- 
terden 15 Feb. 1579/80; m. (1) Rankin; m. (2) Benjamin 

Robus of "Kennarton" [? Kennardington] ; had issue by both 
husbands. 4. John, bapt. at Tenterden 23 July 1582; bur. there 
14 Nov. 1582. Children by second husband: 5. Thomas, bapt. at 
Tenterden 22 Nov. 1584. 6. John, bapt. at Tenterden 22 May 
1586; m., and had issue. 7. Lydia, bapt. at Tenterden 11 Feb. 
1587/8; m. abt. 1607 Nathaniel Tilden; emigrated with her hus- 
band and children to New England in Mar. 1634/5. f 

ii. John, of Tenterden, co. Kent, yeoman, the testator of 1628/9, b. 
abt. 1555; bur. at Tenterden 31 Mar. 1629; m. Dorothy Phil- 
pott, the testatrix of 1638, who d. between 13 Aug. and 1 Nov. 

* The year is given in Register, vol. 67, p. 47, as 1584/5, but that is probably 
an error for 1583/4. 

t Cf. Register, vol. 67, pp. 47-48, and vol. 65, p. 331. 



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1638. No issue. The will of John Hatche names his brothers 
and sisters, their children, and many of their grandchildren. 

iii. Kathakine, b. abt. 1557; d. before 1628/9; ra. Dunke. 

Children: 1. John, m. and had issue. 2. William. 3. Daniel. 
4. Ann, m. Robert Glover; had issue. 5. Margaret, m. Martin 

May of Old Romney; had issue. 6. Elizabeth, m. 

Hubbard. 

iv. Eleanor, b. abt. 1559; living 1628/9; m. Chittenden. 

Children: 1. Thomas. 2. John. 3. Nathaniel, m., and had 
issue. 4. William. 

V. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1561; living in 1574; evidently d. s.p., as 
neither she nor any descendants are named in the will of her 
brother, John Hatche, in 1628/9. 
9. vi. William, bapt. at Tenterden 9 Dec. 1563. 

vii. Thomas, of Tenterden and Canterbury, co. Kent, the testator of 
1611, bapt. at Tenterden 30 June 1565; d. between 27 Dec. 
1611 and 5 June 1613; m. by licence of 22 Sept. 1587 Margaret 
King of Cranbrook, co. Kent, widow, who m. (3) by licence of 
2 Apr. 1614 John Allen of Canterbury, gentleman, and was the 
testatrix of 1626. Thomas Hatche was churchwarden at Ten- 
terden in 1599, and was later of the parish of St. Peter, Canter- 
bury. Children: 1. A daughter, bur. unbapt. at Tenterden 20 
Nov. 1589. 2. Joane, b. abt. 1591; d. s.p. before 1626; m. at 
Ashford, 30 Mar. 1609, William Watmer, gentleman. 

8. WiLLL\M Hatche (Thomas, John the Elder, Thomas, Thomas, John), of 

Mersham, co. Kent, millwright, the testator of 1571/2, born probably 
about 1537, died between 28 Jan. 1571/2 and 20 Apr. 1572. He 

married, about 1560, Margaret -, who survived him. 

Children : 

i. John, of whose estate an account was exhibited 8 Oct. 1594, 

ii. Richard, d. before his brother, of whose estate he would otherwise 

have been administrator. 
iii. Alice, administratrix of her brother John's estate in 1594, being 

then unm. 
iv. Katharine, living unm. in 1594. 
v. Susan, living unm. in 1594. 

9. William Hatche {Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), 

baptized at Tenterden, co. Kent, 9 Dec. 1563, was living 27 Dec, 
1611, when his brother Thomas made his will, but died before 13 Feb. 
1627/8, when his daughter Mary was licensed to marry William 

Sudell. He married, probably about 1593, Anne , who was 

living as his widow at Tenterden 22 Jan. 1629/30, when her daughter 
Anne was licensed to marry John Beadle of New Romney. The 
will of John Hatche, the testator of 1628/9, names his brother Wil- 
liam's children. 
Children : 

i. John, eldest son, b. abt. 1594; of Mayfield, co. S^ssex, in 1628/9; 
devisee of his uncle John's lands. Child: 1. John, living in 
1628/9. 

10. ii. Thomas, second son, b. abt. 1596. 

11. iii. William, b. abt. 1598.* 

12. iv. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1600. 

V. Judith, second daughter, b. abt. 1602; living in 1628/9; m. abt. 
1625 Joseph Osborne of Ashford, co. Kent. Child; 1. Jeremy, 
bapt. at Ashford 3 Dec. 1626 ;t living in 1628/9. 

* In the will of his uncle, John Hatche, of 23 Mar. 1628/9, this William is called 
he "now youngest" son. Therefore William must have had at least one younger 
)rother, who was no longer living when John Hatche made his will. This younger 
)rother has been placed in the list of children as the eighth child. 

t Bishop's transcripts of the parish registers of Ashford. 



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vi. Margaret, third daughter, b. abt. 1604; m. William Wood of 
Tenterden, co. Kent, who d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9, when she 
was living as his widow. 

vii. Mary, fourth daughter, b. abt. 1606; living in 1628/9; m., probably 
at Kennington, co. Kent, by licence of 13 Feb. 1627/8, being 
then of Ashford, co. Kent, and about 21 years of age, William 
SuDELL or Shusall of New Romney, co. Kent. 

yiii. A son, b. perhaps abt. 1609; d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9. 

ix. Anne, youngest daughter, b. abt. 1612; m., probably at St. Mar- 
garet's, Canterbury, by licence of 22 Jan. 1629/30, being then of 
Tenterden, co. Kent, and about 17 years of age, Thomas Beadle 
of New Romney, co. Kent. 

10. Thomas Hatch (William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, 
John), of Wye, co. Kent, and Scituate, Mass., born, probably about 
1596, died in New England before 14 June 1646, when his widow 
brought her daughter Hannah to be baptized.* He married, prob- 

abty about 1622, Lydia . He lived for a wiiile at Wye, w^here 

in 1626 and 1628 tw^o of liis children were baptized. On 19 Nov. 1627 
he was presented to the Bishop by the churchwardens of Wye for 
teaching school without a licence; and they presented liim at every 
subsequent court until 9 June 1628, when he procured the necessary 
licence. The date of his emigration to New England is not known; 
but he may have come with his brother William, on liis second trip to 
New England, in the Castle, in 1638. He settled at Scituate, and 
was proposed as a freeman 5 Mar. 1638/9. 

His widow, Lydia, married secondly, about 1654, John Spring of 
Watertow^n, Mass., but continued to live in Scituate. About her 
the Plymouth Colony Records, under date of 6 Oct. 1659, have the 
following: ''Conserning a certaine woman, viz', the wife of John 
Spring, of Watertownie, which w^as somtimes the Tsdfe of Thomas 
Hatch, of Scittuate, which said w^oman hath lined about three or 
foure yeares att Scittuate from her husband, the Court haue ordered, 
that shee either repaire to her husband with all convenient speed, or 
to repaire to Duxburrow to the house of M*" Alden, on the tw-entyeth 
of this p'sent month of October, to giue a reason why shee doth not; 
and incase shee shall refuse to attend this order, the Court will take 
a speedy course to send her to her said husband. "f E\'identl3^ she 
satisfied the authorities as to her reasons for living apart from her 
husband, for in 1665 she w^as still living in Scituate, when, as Lydia 
Spring, she took oath to the statements which her son-in-law, Jonas 
Pickles, made to her as to his wishes regarding the disposition of his 
property after his death. 

Children : 
i. William, b. in England abt. 1624; emigrated with Ms parents to 
New England; lived at Scituate and later at Swansea, Mass., 

* Much confusion has arisen and numerous errors have appeared in various printed 
works regarding two settlers in Plymouth Colony named Thomas Hatch. Besides 
Thomas Hatch of Scituate, there was a Thomas Hatch, an early proprietor of Dor- 
chester, Mass., who was propounded as a freeman 14 May 1634. (Massachusetts 
Bay Records, vol. 1, p. 369.) He removed to Yarmouth, where he was propounded 
as a freeman 7 Jan, 1638/9. Later he removed to Barnstable, where he was pro- 
pounded as a freeman 1 June 1641. At Barnstable, in Aug. 1643, he was on the list 
of those able to bear arms, that is, he was between 16 and 60 years of age. He had 
land in both Yarmouth and Barnstable, and took the oath of fidelity in Yarmouth in 
1657. He died about 1660, and on 7 May 1661 his widow Grace presented his inven- 
tory. On 3 Mar. 1662/3 administration on his estate was granted to Jonathan Hatch 
and to Lydia, wife of Henry Taylor, who were without doubt his children. (Plymouth 
Colony Records, Court Orders, vol. 4, p. 31.) This Thomas Hatch of Dorchester, 
Yarmouth, and Barnstable did not belong to the Hatch family of Scituate, which came 
from CO. Kent. 

t Plymouth Colony Records, Court Orders, vol. 3, p. 174. 



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where he d. abt. 1702; m. at Scituate, 13 May 1652, Susanna 
Anniball, dau. of Anthony of Scituate. He joined with his 
brothers Jeremiah and Thomas in deeds in 1680 and 1682.* 
Children: 1. Mary, bapt. at Scituate 3 Oct. 1652. 2. Lydia, b. 
at Scituate 7 Jan. 1654/5. 3. William, bapt. at Scituate 29 Apr. 
1660. 

ii. Jeremiah, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 23 July 1626; emigrated with 
his parents to New England; d. between 1709 or 1710, when he 
ordered James Torrey to obliterate three lines in his will,t and 
16 Mar. 1712/13, when the will was proved; m. at Scituate, 29 
Dec. 1657, Mary Hewes, dau. of John "the Welchman." She d. 
between 1713 and 20 Sept. 1716, when her will was proved. 
Jeremiah Hatch was a shipbuilder at Scituate. On 18 July 1677 
he bought of Phebe Hatch (11, v, 2), granddaughter of his uncle, 
Elder WilHam Hatch, the homestead of the latter, situated on 
Kent St., Scituate; and his ownership of this property has led 
some writers to regard Jeremiah Hatch as a son of Elder William. 
He was evidently an Anabaptist, as was Rev. Charles Chauncy, 
minister of Scituate, for only one of his children was bapt. in 
infancy but several of them were bapt. at the age of 14 or 15 
years. Children, b. at Scituate: 1. Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1658/9. 
2, Jeremiah, b. 31 Aug. 1660. 3. Joanna, b. 21 Mar. 1662/3. 
4. Mercy, b. 15 Apr. 1665. 5. John, b. 4 Jan. 1666/7. 6. 
Elizabeth, b. 10 Mar. 1668/9; m, her second cousin, Israel Hatch 
(11, i, 7). 7. Lydia, b. 5 Dec. 1669. 8. Phebe, b. 8 Apr. 1671. 
9. Thomas, b. 15 Dec. 1672. 10. James, b. 4 May 1674. 11. 
Anna, b. 6 Oct. 1677. 12. Deborah, b. 24 Mar. 1678/9. 

iii. Thomas, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 9 Nov. 1628; emigrated with his 
parents to New England; m. at Scituate, 4 Feb. 1662/3, Sarah 
Elmes, b. at Scituate 29 Sept. 1645, dau. of Rodulphus and 
Catherine (Whitcombe) of Scituate. Children, b. at Scituate: 
1. Sarah, b. 23 May 1664. 2. Ujdia, b. 9 Dec. 1666. 3. Mary, 
b. 19 Jan. 1668/9. 4. Thomas, b. 4 Dec. 1670. 5. Keturah, 
b. 8 Apr. 1672. 6. Hannah, b. 26 July 1673. 7. Rodulphus, b. 
26 Dec. 1674. 8. Margaret, b. 26 Aug. 1677. 9. Abigail, b. 10 
Nov. 1678. 10. Joseph, b. 6 May 1682. 11. Jeremiah, b. 2 
Mar. 1684/5. 

iv, Mary, b. in England, probably abt. 1631; emigrated with her 
parents to New England; m. Daniel Prior. Child: 1. Daniel, 
bapt. at Scituate 6 July 1656. J 

V. Alice, bapt. at Tenterden, co. Kent, 25 Sept. 1636; emigrated 
with her parents to New England; m. (1) at Scituate, 23 Dec. 
1657, Jonas Pickles, who d. between 15 Dec. 1664, when he 
made his nuncupative will, and 27 Sept. 1665, when his mother- 
in-law, Lydia ( ) (Hatch) Spring, took oath about the 

statements that he had made to her as to the disposition of his 
property; m. (2) at Scituate, in Dec. 1665, Thomas Roose. Chil- 
dren by first husband, b. at Scituate: 1. Jonas, b. 5 Feb. 1658/9; 
d. young. 2. Mercy, b. 28 Dec. 1660. 3. Nathan, b. 28 Jan. 
1661/2. 4. Jonas, b. 10 Mar. 1663/4. 5. Lydia, b. 10 Apr. 
1665. Children by second husband, b. at Scituate: 6. Thomas, 
b. 10 Sept. 1666. 7. Patient, b. 31 Mar. 1668/9 [sic]. 8. Han- 
nah, b. 23 May 1669 [sic]. 

vi. Hannah, bapt. at Scituate 14 June 1646, being presented by her 
mother, "widow Hatch," and being then evidently a child several 
years old and not an infant; m. at Scituate, 6 Dec. 1658, Samuel 
Utley. Child: 1. Lydia, b. at Scituate 28 Dec. 1659. 

* Copies of these deeds are in the possession of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, 
Mass. 

t See deposition attached to the will, in the Plymouth Probate Records. 

t Savage's Genealogical Diet., vol. 3, p. 488, states that Daniel Prior or Pryor had 
a wife Mary; and in the records of the Second Church of Scituate, under date of 6 
July 1656, is found the baptism of "Daniel grandchild to our sister Spring, and sonne 
to Daniel Pryor." 



258 Genealogical Research in England [July 

11. Elder William Hatch {William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, 
Thomas, John), of Ashford, Wye, and Sandwich, co. Kent, and of 
Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, woollen draper and merchant, 
born about 1598, died at Scituate 6 Nov. 1651. He probably married 
first ;* and secondly, probably at Thanington, near Canter- 
bury, CO. Kent, by licence of 9 July 1624, Jane Young of Thaning- 
ton, born about 1596, who married secondly, at Scituate, 31 Mar. 
1653, Elder Thomas King of Scituate (who succeeded WiUiam 
Hatch in the office of elder), and died at Scituate 8 Oct. 1653. Her 
parentage has not yet been discovered, but it is hkely that Edward 
Young of Thanington, husbandman, one of the bondsmen on the 
marriage licence, was her kinsman, perhaps her brother. 

About 1634 Wilham Hatch and his family removed from Wye to 
Sandwich, co. Kent, The statement that he was at Scituate in the 
Plymouth Colony in 1633 is incorrect, and is due to the assumption 
that the date after the names of the assistants in the records ap- 
phed to all the names following. He embarked for America for the 
first time in Mar. 1634/5, saihng from Sandwich in the sliip Hercules 
with his wife Jane, five children, and six servants. In the same ship 
sailed his cousin, Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden (7, i, 7), with her husband, 
Nathaniel Tilden, and their children. Wilham Hatch and his family 
settled at Scituate, where he built a house on Kent Street and was 
admitted freeman on 5 Jan. 1635/6. He returned to England, but 
came back to New England in Apr. 1638, in the ship Castle.'t It is 
probable that his brother Thomas (10) with his wife and children 
and his sister Ehzabeth Soan (12) with her son Wilham came with 
him on this voyage. In 1643 Wilham Hatch was chosen the first 
ruling elder of the Second Church of Scituate, and in August of that 
year he with his sons Walter and John appears on the Ust of those in 
Scituate able to bear arms (that is, they were between 16 and 60 years 
of age) . In the same year also he was heutenant of the trainband. J 

Child, probably by first wife: 

i. Walter, b. probably abt. 1623; d. 24 May 1699;§ m. (1) at, 
Scituate, 6 May 1650, Elizabeth Holbrook, b. in England abt., 
1634, d. after 1669, dau. of Thomas and Jane of Weymouth, i 
Mass; m. (2) at Marshfield Mary Stable.!! He settled in the] 

* Although in the marriage licence of 9 July 1624 WUliam Hatch is described as a ■ 
bachelor, it seems necessary to assume that this statement is incorrect and is probably 
due to a clerical error. In a will dated 3 Mar. 1681/2, signed by Walter Hatch, son 
of Elder William, 4 Mar. 1681/2, but never proved, Walter Hatch gives his age aa 
"59 yeares," and therefore he was born about 1623. In Aug. 1643 Walter Hatch is on 
the list of those able to bear arms, that is, he was then at least 16 years of age. In the 
will of his father, dated 5 Nov. 1651, Walter Hatch is named before his brother Wil- 
liam. In the division of the personal estate of his father he signs first, and the docu- 
ment is in his handwriting. In various other documents in which he is named with 
his only surviving brother, Wilham, he is always named first. Walter, therefore, 
must have been the eldest son of Elder William, and the child of a marriage con- 
tracted earlier than 1624. The unproved will of Walter Hatch and the document 
containing the division of the personal estate of his father are in the possession of one 
of Walter Hatch's descendants, Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass., who has kindly 
permitted the writer to have access to his voluminous family papers. 

t Lechford's Note-Book, p. 140. 

X Many erroneous statements about Elder William Hatch and his family appear 
in various printed works, and it is hoped that the pedigree here given will serve in 
some measure to correct such errors. 

§ From a copy of a deed from Walter's son John, dated 19 Mar. 1705 [1705/6], 
now in the possession of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass. 

II This surname is given on the authority of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass. 
Most writers on this family state that in the marriage record the surname of the wife 
has been obliterated. In Register, vol. 6, p. 348, the record from the town books of 

Marshfield appears, in abbreviated form, as " Walter Hatch and stable m. 

5 Aug. 1674." 



6. 


Mary, 


b. 


14 


Feb. 


8 


. Sarah, 


b. 


9 


Feb. 


10. 


Bethia, 


b. 


19 


July 



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part of Scituate called "The Two Miles," which was joined to 
Marshfield in 1788; and the house which he built there is still 
standing and is the residence of Israel H. Hatch, his descendant. 
A will of Walter Hatch, dated 3 Mar. 1681/2 and signed 4 Mar. 
1681/2, was never proved; for after this will was made his son Anti- 
pas became of unsound mind, and his father made a new will, pro- 
viding for the maintenance of Antipas but leaving to his brothers 
the land formerly intended for him. This second will was 
proved.* Children by first wife, b. at Scituate: 1. Hannah, b. 
3 Mar. 1651/2. 2. Samuel, b. 22 Dec. 1653. 3. Jane, b. 7 
Mar. 1655/6. 4. Antipas, b. 26 Oct. 1658. 5. Bethiah, b. 31 
Mar. 1661. 6. John, b. 8 July 1664. 7. Israel, h. 25 Mar. 
1667; m. his second cousin, Elizabeth Hatch (10, ii, 6). 8. Jo- 
seph, b. 9 Dec. 1669. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. John, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 7 Aug. 1625; emigrated with his 
parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; living at Scituate in 
Aug. 1643, when he is named among those able to bear arms; d. 
before 5 Nov. 1651, as he is not mentioned in his father's will. 

iii. Anne, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Dec. 1626; emigrated with her 
parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. (1) at Scituate, 
2 Nov. 1643, Lieut. James Torrey of Scituate, who d. at Scituate 
6 July 1665; probably m. (2) at Marshfield, 3 Apr. 1677, John 
Phillips. Children by first husband, b. at Scituate: 1. James, 
b. 3 Sept. 1644. 2. William, b. 15 Mar. 1646/7; probably d. 
young. 3. Joseph, b. 18 Mar. 1648/9. 4. Damaris, b. 26 Oct. 

1651. 5. Jonathan, b. 20 Sept. 1654. 
1656/7. 7. Josiah, b. 28 Jan. 1658/9. 
1660/1. 9. Joanna, b. 4 May 1663. 
1665. 

iv. A SON, newborn, bur. at Wye, co. Kent, 31 July 1628. 

v. William, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 9 Aug. 1629; emigrated with his 
parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; d. in Virginia, being 
on a journey to that Colony, between 13 Sept. 1653, the date of 
his will, and 1656, when his will was proved; m. at Scituate, abt. 

1652, Abigail Hewes, dau. of John "the Welchman." She m. 
(2) 14 Oct. 1658 John King of Weymouth.f At his father's 
death William Hatch became the owner of the house on Kent 
St., Scituate, which descended from him to his daughter Phebe. 
On 18 July 1677 the latter, being then of Boston and a spinster, 
sold this house and 20 acres of land to Jeremiah Hatch (10, ii) of 
Scituate, who was her first cousin once removed and also her 
uncle by marriage, having married Mary Hewes, her mother's 
sister. Children: 1. Lydia, b. at Scituate 28 Apr. 1653; d. there 
2 May 1653. 2. Phebe, bapt. at Scituate 19 Mar. 1653/4. 

vi. Jane, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 19 June 1631; emigrated with her 
parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. John Lovell, b. 
in England in 1627, s. of Robert and Elizabeth of Weymouth, 
Mass. Children: 1. John, b. before 5 Nov. 1651, when he is 
mentioned in the will of his grandfather. Elder William Hatch; 
d. young. 2. Elizabeth, d. at Weymouth 21 Jan. 1656/7. 3. 
Phebe, b. at Weymouth 19 Feb. 1655/6. 4. John, b. at Wey- 
mouth 8 May 1658. 5. Elizabeth, b. at Weymouth 28 Oct. 1660. 
6. James, b. at Weymouth 23 Oct. 1662. 7. William, b. at 
Weymouth 24 Feb. 1664/5. 8. Andrew, b. at Weymouth 28 
June 1668. 9. Jane, b. at Weymouth 20 July 1670. 

vii. Andrew, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Nov. 1633; bur. there 6 Nov. 
1633. 

* The unproved will is now in the possession of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, 
rlass. 

t In a petition in 1C69 she describes herself as widow of William Hatch and daugh- 
-er of John Hewes. 

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260 The Redeemed Captives of 1747 [July 

12. Elizabeth Hatch {William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, 
Thomas, John), her father's eldest daughter, born probably about 
1600, died in New England between 1647 and 1654. She married 
first, in England, Robert Soan of Brasted, co. Kent, who was living 
23 Mar. 1628/9; and secondly, at Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, 
9 Oct. 1643, as his second wife, John Stockbridge of Scituate, wheel- 
wright. She may have emigrated to New England with her brother 
William (11), on his second voyage, in 1638. | 

Child by first husband: 
i. William, b. in England; d. in New England between 21 Aug. 
1671, the date of his will, and 29 Oct. 1672, when Walter Briggs 

testified as to witnessing the will. He married Dorothy . 

He settled at Scituate, where in 1663 he occupied lands at the 
head of the mill pond on Brushy Hill Brook, belonging to his 
stepfather, John Stockbridge.* In his will he names his wife and 
his daughter Mary, and also his "loving cousin James Torrey," 
whom he appoints one of the supervisors.! Now this James 
Torrey was a son of Anne (Hatch) Torrey (11, iii), daughter of 
Elder Wilham Hatch, and was therefore William Soan's first 
cousin once removed; and the reference to James Torrey in 
WiUiam Soan's will confirms the pedigree here given. Child: 
1. Mary, b. at Scituate in June 1668. 

Children by second husband : 

ii. Elizabeth, b. in 1644;t m. at Scituate, 1 Jan. 1661/2, Thomas 
Hyland of Scituate, s. of Thomas and Deborah. § Children, b. 
at Scituate: 1. Thomas, b. 25 Jan. 1662/3. 2. Elizabeth, b. 15 j 
Aug. 1665. 3. Mary, b. 15 May 1667. 4. John, b. 17 Mar. ' 
1670/1. 5. Ruth, h. 15 June 1673. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. at Scituate 15 Mar. 1645/6; m. at Scituate, 6 Jan. | 
1669/70, Joseph Wood worth, s. of Walter of Scituate. Chil- 
dren, b. at Scituate: 1. Joseph,h. 19 Mar. 1670/1. 2. Margaret, 
b. 19 July 1673. 3. Benjamin, b. in Aug. 1676. 4. Sarah, h. m 
Aug. 1678. 5. Elizabeth, b. in Aug. 1680. 6. Eunice, b. in Jan. 
1682/3. 7. Abigail, b. in Apr. 1685. 8. Ruth, b. in May 1687. 

iv. Hester, bapt. at Scituate 11 July 1647. 



[To be continued] 



-Elizabeth French] 



THE REDEEMED CAPTIVES OF 1747 

Communicated by George Walter Chamberlain, M.S., of Maiden, Mass. 

In the Boston Public Library there is preserved what is believed 
to be the only existing copy of The Boston Gazette, or Weekly Journal, 
of Tuesday, 18 Aug. 1747. It contains a list of captives who had 
been taken by the French and Indians at divers times and places and 
carried to Canada and who in the summer of 1747 were sent from 
Quebec to Boston, where they arrived on 16 Aug. of that year. 
Among them was Rev. John Norton, from whom the list published 
in the Gazette was obtained. In The Boston Weekly Post-Boy of 

* Deane's History of Scituate, p. 338. 

t Plymouth Probate Records, Wills and Inventories, vol. 3, part 2. 

± Deane's History of Scituate, p. 342. 

I For the English ancestry of the Hyland family see Register, vol. 66, pp. 61-07. 



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Monday, 24 Aug. 1747, of which also only one copy, preserved in the 
library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, is known to be in 
existence, there is printed a list of these captives, classified according 
to the times and places of their capture. A comparison of these 
two lists shows that each contains some names not given in the other. 

In the well-known story of his captivity, entitled ''The Redeemed 
Captive" and printed in Boston in 1748, Rev. John Norton makes 
special mention of those who died in captivity, giving the date of the 
death of each, but he does not give in his book the names of those 
who returned with him to New England. The ''Journal of Captain 
William Pote, Jr.," pubhshed in 1896, contains a hst of the captives 
who died at Quebec between May 1745 and 16 Aug. 1747, but does 
not mention those who survived their captivity. 

Below is reproduced the first paragraph in the account given in 
the Gazette, which announces the arrival of the captives in Boston; 
and this is followed by the classified list printed in the Weekly Post- 
Boy, in which variations found in the list as given in the Gazette have 
been inserted within brackets. Then follow some names found in 
the account in the Gazette but not listed or classified in the Weekly 
Post-Boy* In addition to these lists of 1747 some interesting in- 
formation, found in The Boston Weekly Post-Boy of Monday, 10 July 
1749, and relating to captives in Canada in the year 1749, is reprinted 
below. 

From The Boston Gazette, or Weekly Journal, of Tuesday, 

18 Aug. 1747 

BOSTON. 

Last Lord's Day arrived here from Quebec in 21 Days the Ship Verd 
d'Grace,t as a Flagg of Truce, with 171 Persons who had been taken by the 
French and Indian Enemy, at divers Times, and carried there as Prisoners; 
among whom is the Rev. Mr. John Norton, who was taken the 20th of August 
1746, with a Number of others at Fort Massachusetts, t from whom we have 
obtain'd the following Account, of the Names of the Persons that have been 
taken by the Enemy, and carried in there, with the Places to which they 
belong; which we hope will be acceptable to the Publick, and gratify their 
inquisitive Relations and Friends. 

From The Boston Weekly Post-Boy of Monday, 24 Aug. 1747 

BOSTON. 

A LIST of the Prisoners that came in the Flag of Truce from Quebec, mentioned 
in our last, the Time when and by whom they were taken. 

Taken by Capt. Desquets at Sea, the 20th of May, 1745. 

Leonard Little [Liddle] of Lancashire in England; John and Susan Simp- 
son of England; Tho. Cragg [Cragge] of Maryland. 

Taken by V Tumour. June 29th 1745, John Jones of England. 

Taken the same Time by M. Martin, at Sea. John Maddin [Ireland], Luke 
McNally [Mcknelly, Ireland], Ambrose Ryaa [Amb. Lyon, Cape Ann], 
Samuel Deverix [Boston], belonging to the late Capt. Donahew; also, Daniel 
Harold, and Henry Yeats. 

* In "A Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How," printed in Boston in 1748, 
about one hundred of the names given in these lists are found, with variations which 
have not been reproduced in this article. 

t The ship was called La Vierge-de-grace, and was commanded by Captain Larregni. 

X In what is now North Adams, Mass. 



262 The Redeemed Captives of 1747 [July 

Taken by the V Aurora, and Castor, April Uh. 1746. John George, 
Master, Isaac Legg [Leg], George Willis [Wills], Cornelius Mahaner 
[Mahanah], John Martin,* Isaac Thompson, CoUen Campbell, and Thomas 
Davis, all of Europe. 

Taken by the same, May 11. John Durant, Master [London], Owen Arnold, 
Richard Prince [both of Newfoundland], John Bailey [London], and Nicholas 
Birk, all belonging to the West of England. 

Taken by VCastor, at Sea, May 29. 1746. Capt. Jonathan Salter, Boston. 
May 29th Lieut. Joseph Stockman, and Wm. Stockman of Newbury. June 
1st. John Pike, Merchant [Newport], Edward Two [Tew], John Yeats 
[Yeates], Gregory Couzens [Cousings], and Jacob Judah [(a Jew), Boston], of 
Rhode-Island. June 21st. Francis Cox, James Felt, and Samuel Buffam, 
of Salem; Lewis Readbing of Marblehead. June 2^th. Dennis Field, 
Master, of N.-York; Jethro Dunham [Dunkan], of Marthas Vineyard; 
John [Josh.] and Daniel Andrews of this Province [Boston]. June 2Sth. 
Peter Harris [New-London], and Eddy Trapp of Connecticut, and Hugh 
Bradford [New-London]. June 19th. Simon Ned, of Nantucket, 

Taken in the Albany Sloop by the same, July 19, 1746. John Boydel [Boydell, 
Boston], Anthony Newgent [Nugent, Boston], Tho. Soddy [London], and 
Zechary Hubbard [Boston]. 

Taken April ISth at Sea. Joseph Bryant [Bryan], and John Windridge of 
Pensylvania; James Brown of Bermudas; John Steward [Stewart] of Phila- 
delphia [Pensylvania]. 

Taken Nov. 19th. 1745. by M. Martin Saristoque. Jacob, John [Jun.], and 
Frederick Fort,t Richard Crawley [Brawley], Jacob Himstrait, John Clute 
[SaratagoJ], Richard Vanderheyden [Vanderhyden, Carrying-Place], Heither 
[Hartright] Quaquinbush, Garret [Garard] and Mary Vanderverrek [Van- 
derick], Isaac Powderkirk [Ouderkerk], Kelly an Ryder [Killian DeLidder], i 
and James Schoolcraft, all of New- York [Saratago§]. j 

Taken April 24. 1746, by M. Der Virville. John Spafford of No. 4.|| 

Taken by Monsieur Ramsey, Jan. 30, 1746,7. George Chavolany [Savo- 
lany, {a Greek)], Master, of Boston; Wm. Jarmaine [Jermin], of Plymouth, 
Ensign; Capt. Elisha Doane, of Cape Cod; [Capt.] John Crocker, Master, 
and James Crocker of Newbury; Lieut. George Gerrish, of Boston; Joseph 
Griffiri, James Dillaway, Ichabod Young, of this Province; John Ward, and 
Jonathan Gage of Plymouth, in this Province; Alexander McCoUaster, 

Jarvis Pratt, John Kenny, of , Wm. Rogers to Capt. Doane, Matthew 

Fowler, James Buckford, Walter Powers, and John Emmit of this Pro\dnce; 
James Gordon of Capt. Doane's Company; Moses Ward of New-Hampshire; 
John Hadley of Casco-bay; Anthony Woodbury, Thomas McCarthy, 
Francis Jones, Joshua Luckcoat, Ezekiel Fuller, Josiah Tinney, Daniel 
Boult, and John Donovan, of . 

Taken by . Edward Loyd of Maryland; Robert Adams, 

Benja. Milton, and George Trask, of this Province; Jonathan Batherick and 
[Mrs.] Mary Hyde of Annapolis [-Royal] ; John Hammoy belonging to Capt. 

Rous; and Mary Quacquinbush of Albany [ Quaquinbush, Sarahtogaj; 

Susan Phillips of Philadelphia. 

Taken by the Salvages, May 29. 1746. Isaac Parker, and Stephen Farns- 
worth, of No. 4;|| David, Benjamin, and Thomas Woodwell, and Caleb 
Burbank, of New-Hampshire; Jacob Agment [Egmund, Secanecto], and 
Nicholas Clute of New-York [Albany]; James, and Samuel Anderson, of 

* Joh-n Martin and the four men whose names immediately precede his name 
appear in the list in the Gazette as of New London. 

t In the list in the Gazette Jacob, John, Jr., and Frederick Fort appear as of Albany. 

t This word applies to the three men named just previously. 

§ This word refers apparently to all the preceding names as far back as and in- 
eluding Heither Quaquinbush. 

II Charlestown, N. H. 



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Sheepscut [Sheepscot]; Timothy Brown [Massachu.], and Robert Muffet 
[Moffat], of Ashuelot [Ashuelots]; Wm. Aken [Eakin], of Georgia [Fort 
Lucy]; John Beamount [Beamant], of Northfield; Obadiah Sartwell, of 
No. 4;* Isaac Tylor [Tyler], of Tisbury [Boston]. June 1st, John Richards 
[New-Hampshiref] . 

Taken at Fort Massachusetts by the French, August 20. 1746. John Norton, 
Minister, John Hawks, Lieut. Joseph Scott, David Warren, John, Mary, 
EUhu, and Simeon Smead [John Smead, Sen. Mary Smead his Wife dead, 
Simeon, Mary, EUhu, Captivity (born in Captivity) Smead dead], Ebenezer, 
and Moses Scott [Miriam his Wife dead, Moses ScotJ dead], John Perry 
[Terry, Rebecca Terry his Wife dead], and Stephen Scott. 

Taken by the Salvages, Aug. 20. 1746. Alexander Roberts, of New-Hamp- 
shire; Daniel How, of Northfield [Massachusetts]; Benja. Tainter, of 
Westboro'; John Smith [Albany], and John Sunderland, of New- York; Wm. 
Scott [Scot], and Richard Smith, of the Jerseys [New-Jersey]; Wm. Robinson, 
Ann Eve, Thomas Mason, and John Willson [Wilson] of Saratoga [New- 
York]; Richard Stubbs [Stubs], of Casco-bay; Jonathan Williams [William- 
son], of Wiscasset; Wm. Davis, of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]. Oct. 12th. 
Cornelius Farrol, and James Curry, of Sarahtoga. Oct. 20th. John McNiah, 
of Sheepscut. Feb. 22d, 1746,7. John March [Biddeford], Benja. May- 
hew, and Benja. Cox, of this Province; John Larmond [Larman], of 
Damariscotty; Patrick Harrow [New- York], Matth. [Matthew] Tosborrow 
[Tusbury], of New- York [Kinderhook]. April 15. 1747. Wm and Joseph 
Knights, of Casco bay; Philip Martin, of Philadelphia [Pensylvania]. 
Taken at Sarahtoga, June 19. Lieut. Joseph Chew, Henry Smith, Thomas 
Harlow, James English, Martin Winyard, Robert Active, and Thomas 
Archer, of Maryland; Samuel Sayers, of Rhode-Island; Benja. Blackford, 
Daniel, and Philip Kelly, of New- York. ["Lieut. Joseph Chew, Maryland, 
and 14 others taken with him at Sarahtoga, June 19th last."] 

Besides the above Persons brought hither in this Flagg of Truce, 90 More, 
chiefly Soldiers and Seamen, taken at different Time, were to sail in a Day 
or two after them, for Loaisbourg. 

The folloioing Persons dyed during their Captivity and Imprisonment, viz. 

John Bradshaw, Matthew Loring, Samuel Stacy, & Jonath. [John] Dun- 
ham [Boston], of this Province; Thomas Magra, of Ireland [Boston]; 

Davis, of Louisbourg; John Pitman, of Marblehead [Boston]; John Jordan, 

of Rehoboth [Boston]; Antonio [Anthony], a Portugueze [Portugese, 

Boston]; John Dill, of Nantasket [Boston]; Joseph Denning, and Francis 
Andrews, of this Province [Boston]; Guyart Brabbon [Maryland] & Joseph 
Gray, of Maryland [Philadelphia]; John Bingham [Philadelphia], Philip 
Scarfield [Scanfield], of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]; Thomas Atkinson, of 
Great Britain; John Read of Annapolis Royal; Nehemiah How, of No. 2;§ 
John|| & Abraham Fort [John Frost dead, Albany], & Andreas Sonce, of 
Albany; Jonathan [John] Hogadorn, John Grote, Christian Fedder [Kedder], 
and Abraham d' Grave, of Schenectady [Secanecto] ; Isaac, Jacob, and 
Martha Quaquinbush, and Gratis Vanderick, of Sarahtago; Robert Dumbar, 
of Fort Anne; Jacob Reed, Edward Cloutman, and Widow Briant, of Gor- 
ham Town; Samuel Burbank [Burbanks] & Mary Woodwell of New-Hamp- 
shire; Timothy Cummings of Georges; Wm. Nason [Mason], of Casco-bay; 
Robert David Roberts, of Dartmouth [Robert Roberts dead, Falmouth]; 
Samuel Goodman, Jonathan Bridgman, Nathan Ames [Hines], Phinehas 
Furbush, Amos Pratt [Prat], Mary Smead, (Wife to John Smead, sen.) 

* Charlestown, N. H. 

t He was of Rochester, N. H. 

t Apparently a second Moses Scott. 

§ Westmoreland, N. H. 

II Not dead, according to the list in the Gazette. 



264 The Redeemed Captives of 1747 [July 

John Smead, jun. Daniel Smead, Captivity (born in Captivity) Smead, 
Samuel Lovett, Jacob Shepherd, Nath. Hitchcock, Miriam Scott [Wife of 
Moses], Moses Scott [Scot], Rebecca Perry [Terry, Wife of John], all taken at 
Fort Massachusetts; Pike Gordon, of Biddeford [Fort-Massachusetts]; 
WilUam Bagley [Bagly], Jacob Bagley [Bagly],* and Samuel Evans, of New- 
bury; Hezekiah Huntington, and Lemuel Martin, [both] of Connecticut; 
William Galbaoth, of Scotland [New London]; Nicholas Burt, of London; 
William Prindle, of Louisbourg, Lawrence Platter * of Sarahtoga [Albany] ; 

Johnes, of this Province; John Boon of England; Wm. Daily of 

New- York; Richard Bennet of New Jersey; Micah Dogan of Ireland; 
Robert Williams of Falmouth; Archibald Gartrage of Philadelphia; Wm. 
Norwood of Louisbourg; James Doyl of Philadelphia. 

The following turned over to the French and remain at Canada, viz. 

Daniel Larey, of this Province; Mallaley [Boston], John Curren, 

of Boston; John M'clure [Mclure] and Jane his Wife, of Sarahtoga; John 
Derouse, James Middleborough, Geo. Wainwright, of London; Jacob 
Anderson [Andrews], of Sweedland; Thomas M'Ciothland [Mc'Clothland] 

and Katherine his Wife, of Philadelphia: With several others. [ 

Tobin, turned to the French, Ireland.] 

'Tis said there are about 100 more English Prisoners remaining in divers 
Parts of Canada, and 10 were left Sick at Quebec. ["Mr. Norton also in- 
forms us, that there are near 100 more among the French and Indians in 
divers Parts of Canada, and that they left 10 sick at Quebec.^'] 

We hear that the French Militia at Quebec usually muster'd on the Lord's 
Day, and generally amounted to between 3 and 4 Hundred Men; but that 
the last Muster they had, Numbers came out of the Country and join'd 
them, and then they march'd in View of the English Prisoners, by several of 
whom they were counted as they pass'd by, and amounted in all about 700 
Men. 

Names given in The Boston Gazette but not in The Boston Weekly 

Post-Bo Y 

Sam. Dingan, Philadelphia; James Sutherland, Massachusetts-Bay; 
Jonath. Young, Cape Cod; Wm. Pote & John Brawden, Marblehead; 
Abraham Florence, Boston; Wm. Chapman [Maryland]; Ja. Kincade, New 
Hampshire; Joh. Froman, Albany; Benj. Simons, John Aldridge, Fort- 
Massachusetts; Wm. Lambert, Ireland; Rich. Marsh, England ; John James, 
John Shepherd, London; John Meads, Wm. Tophain, Boston; Math. 

Witty, George Garland, Townsend; Samuel Quash, London; 

Rowell, Wm. Allen, Boston; Williams, Thomas Edwards, James 

Holmes, Thomas White, John Macquire, Wm. Bright, London; 

Frankland, London; John Anderson, Holland; Drury, Carr, 

London; Boyd, Boston; Patterson, London; Watson, 

Bright, Boston; Milborn, Davis, Cummings, 

Kendrick, Anderson, Wales, Painter, 

Kellahorn, London. 

''The sixteen following taken by French and Indians at St. John's:'* 

Samuel Richardson, [D]oan, Lanxford, Naun, 

Boston; Sletell, London; Bennet Kings, Boston; Norman, 

Norwood, t Maxfield, Louisbourg; Fornell, 

West, Davis dead,] Crafts, Drim, English, 

Gorham, Boston. 

John Philips, Marblehead; Samuel Norton, George Salkins, Peter Uling, 
John Smith, Boston; Zeph. Pinkham, David I3unker, James Gardner, Nan- 

* Not dead, according to the list in the Gazette. 
t Vide supra, list of those who died in captivity. 



1916] The Redeemed Captives of 1747 265 

tucket; Jesse Crow, Cape Cod; Joseph, and Mordica Job, John Scitturee, 
Nantucket; Wm. Brewer, Wm. Ransdell, Nantucket; Benj. Milton, Jos. 
Lamire, Boston; Susan BoHson, Susan Curter, Ann Butcher, Chas. Gartrick, 
Thos. Booses, Dan. Mitchel, Tho. Coopin, David M'coo, Tho. Ranally, 
Jacob Connoway, Philadelphia; James Thompson, Boston; Isaac, Robert 
& Peter Martin, New London; James Chase, Cape-Cod; Jos. Dankid, John 
Godfrey, Nantucket; Philip Almore, Wm. Kelby, Jos. Kigdon, Tho. Free, 
John Crass, Geo. Simons, Philip Boon, John Bailey, Wm. Scons, Wm. Vin- 
cent, Robert Wilson, M'Duggart, Wm. Aldridge, Jos. Morgan, 

London; Wm. Brewer, Massachusetts; Wm. Ramsdel, David Monroe, Wm. 
Gamby, Louisbourg; Wm. Bright, Boston; ''And 28 others, whose Names 
are unknown, taken last Winter in the unhappy Affair at Minas." 

From The Boston Weekly Post-Boy of Monday, 10 July 1749 

On the 29th ult. [29 June 1749] came to Town [Boston] from Canada, Mr. 
Timothy Brown, where he had been with some others to endeavour to Re- 
deem some Captive Children; by him we have the following Advice, That 
soon after his Arrival at Montreal, one Daniel Maddox, an Englishman, who 
is the King's Interpreter, informed him, that there was a Command of a 
Thousand Frenchmen, with a Number of Indians, going to a Place called 
Le Bell Rivier, about 300 Leagues from Canada, on a Branch of Mississippi 
River, in order to destroy some Indians that were under the Allegiance of 
the Crown of England and to drive off the English who were building a Fort 
there: He was likewise inform'd of it by divers Enghsh, French, and Indians; 
and also saw the Men daily gathering and going up the River to their Place 
of Rendezvous, which was about 12 Miles above Montreal: That the Indians 
told him, the French had invited them to go, but that there were but twenty- 
five out of all their Castes that would go. — That on the 3d of June they 

went off with their Canoes where they embodied. Mr. Brown upon his 

Return, inform'd the Mayor of Albany of the above Affair, who told him 
that he knew the Place, that it was supported by Pennsylvania, and immedi- 
ately sent an Express to Gov. Clinton. 

He also says, That there are nine CapeCod Indians at Canada, five of which 
were taken at Annapolis Royal, who were under the Command of Col. 
Gorham in the Year 1745; some of them are sold as Slaves to the Indians; 

that they are very desirous of being redeemed. There is also a Boy who 

was taken from Rochester in New Hampshire, with the Indians at St. Francois, 
his Name is Jonathan Dore:* There is also a Girl with the Nuns at Montreal, 
who is Daughter to the Widow Foster, taken at or near Casco Bay; her other 
Child died at St. Francois this Spring: — There are also two young Women 
in Canada who are Sisters, that were taken in their Passage from Edinburgh 
to New England, who say they have a Kinsman in Boston named John Bell, 
their Names are Thompson, and are Servants to the French: They very 
much fear they shall tarry ever in that Country, except they are shortly 
redeemed. 

Mr. Brown further relates. That there is a Government settling at or near 
Crown Point, That since he went to Montreal, they had erected near 30 small 
French Houses on both Sides of the Lake, and that near twenty FamiUes 
were got there since: He was inform'd that the King allowed them, three 
Years Provision, every Man a Horse and Cow, all Husbandry Utensils, 150 
Livers in Cash, and their Lands free from Quit-Rent for Twelve Years. 

* Jonathan Dore was taken captive 27 June 1746. He returned to Rochester in 
Dec. 1759, and on 23 Feb. 1761 received a grant of 50 acres of land in Lebanon in the 
Province of Maine, bounded at the southwest corner by the Berwick town line and 
on the west by the Salmon Falls River, beginning a few rods north of Stair Falls on 
said river. Here he lived from 1761 to 1799. He married before 28 Oct. 1760 Dorothy 
Farnham, daughter of Matthew Farnham, one of the earliest settlers of Lebanon, and 
died without issue. 



266 The Peterson Family of Duxhury, Mass. [July 

THE PETERSON FAMILY OF DUXBURY, MASS. 

By William Bradford Browne of North Adams, Mass. 
[Continued from page 168] 

13. Abraham^ Peterson {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joh'n}), born at Duxbury 

6 Sept. 1745, died before 1818. He married at Marshfield, 
3 Mar. 1768, Patience Baker of Marshfield. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier. In 1785 he sold his Duxbury farm, 
and appears in the Census of 1790 as a resident of Winthrop, 
Me., his family consisting of two males of 16 years and up- 
wards, three males under 16 years, and six females. Two of 
his sons are given as heads of families in this census. 
Children: 

i. Abraham,^ head of a family at Winthrop, Me., in 1790. 
ii. Caknalas, head of a family at Winthrop, Me., in 1790. 
iii. Sarah, b. in 1777; d. 7 June 1867; m. at Duxbury, 12 May 1802, 

Sylvanus^ Weston (Zabdiel,^ Joseph,^ Elnathan,^ Edmund^), 

who d. at Duxbury 28 May 1830, aged 60. 
Others, whose names have not been found. 

14. Joseph^ Peterson {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ John^), of Duxbury, born 

at Duxbury 1 Feb. 1749/50, died there in 1776. He married 
at Duxbury, 4 Apr. 1773, Rebecca Delano, born at Dux- 
bury 6 Dec. 1753, died there 17 July 1841, aged 87 years, 6 
months, daughter of Lemuel and Lydia (Bartlett). He was 
a Revolutionary soldier. 
Children, born at Duxbury: 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. abt. 1774; d. 22 July 1853, ae. 79; m. at Duxbury, 
in Dec. 1796, Joseph Wadsworth, carpenter, b. in 1774, d. at Dux- 
bury 3 Nov. 1845, aged 71 years, 5 months, 7 days, s. of Joseph 
and Anna (Drew). 
29. ii. Daniel, b. 9 Oct. 1775. 

15. Benjamin^ Peterson {Jacoh,^ Benjamin,^ John}), born at Dux- 

bury 4 Mar. 1738/9, was lost at sea in 1765. He married at 
Duxbury, 22 June 1758, Bethia Cushing, born about 1743, 
who probably married secondly, at Duxbury, 18 Apr. 1769, 
Joseph Prior, and died at Duxbury 14 Oct. 1801, in her 59th 
year. 

Children, born at Duxbury: 

i. Sarah,5 b. 16 Apr. 1759; d. at Duxbury 11 Jan. 1805; m. Benja- 
min Smith, b. abt. 1755, d. at Duxbury 5 Feb. 1831, aged 76. 
They had issue. 

ii. Hannah, b. 2 Jan. 1761; m. at Duxbury, 3 Nov. 1778, Levi Ding- 
ley, b. at Duxbury 18 Oct. 1756, s. of Jacob and Susannah 
(Fuller). They had issue. 
30. iii. Benjamin, b. 10 July 1763. 

16. Sylvanus^ Peterson {John,^ Jonathan,"^ John^), born, probably 

at Middleborough, in 1727, died at Colrain 14 Nov. 1804. He 
married first (intention recorded at Rochester, 10 Jan. 1753) 
Sarah Phillips of " Glochester;" and secondly, before 1768, 

when her name appears in deeds, Mary . He resided 

at Middleborough and Pembroke, and removed to Colrain in 



1916] The Peterson Family of Duxhury, Mass. 267 

1785. He probably had a large family, but the names of only 
two sons are positively known. 
Children by first wife: 

31. i. Jonathan,^ b. 26 Mar. 1754 (family record). 

ii. Sylvanus, b. at Middleborough in 1763; perhaps m. Rhoda , 

whose name appears with his in certain legal papers. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier. He removed to Nicholson, Pa., where in 
1836 he deposed about his mihtary services, stating that he was 
born in Middleborough in 1763. The record shows that his 
brother Jonathan of Colrain, ae. 82, testified in his behalf. 

iii. Jacob (perhaps s. of Sylvanus), m. at Pembroke, 2 Mar. 1785, 
Betsey Turner of Pembroke, b. at Pembroke 25 Feb. 1762, d. 
there 27 Nov. 1833, aged 71 years, 9 months, 3 days. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier. 

17. JoHN^ Peterson {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Joh'nP), born at Dux- 

bury 3 Jan. 1744/5, died at Newport, R. I., in 1823. He 
married at Duxbury, 30 Sept. 1765, Sarah Hewitt of Marsh- 
field. He was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1784 he removed 
to Brunswick, Me., where the Census of 1790 gives him as the 
head of a family of twenty-five [sic] males of 16 years and 
upwards, four males under 16 years, and five females. In 
Brunswick he was a storekeeper, a miller, and a leading citizen. 
In 1798 he was at Bath, Me., where he was interested in ship- 
building. He was himself a shipmaster, and also owned some 
200 acres of land in Bath. Finally he went to Newport, R. 1. 
(See Reed's History of Bath.) 

Children, the first eight born at Duxbury and the others at 
Brunswick, Me.: 

i. JoHNji^ b. 30 July 1767. 

ii. Levi, b. 7 Nov. 1769; m. Reed, dau. of Col. John of 

Topsham, Me. He was a shipmaster and shipbuilder of Bath, and 
is described as " aman of noble bearing and a Hercules in size and 
strength." He weighed 400 pounds. He had issue. 

iii. James, b. 30 Dec. 1771; m. Jennet . Child: 1. Hewitt,^ b. 

29 Dec. 1799. 

iv. Nancy, b. 20 Mar. 1774. 

V. Charles, b. 20 Aug. 1776. 

vi. Hewitt, b. 19 Sept. 1778. 

vii. Sarah, b. 20 Jan. 1781. 

yiii. Daniel, b. 28 Oct. 1783. 

ix. Abigail, b. 17 Sept. 1786; m. Stewart. 

X. William, b. 4 Mar. 1789. 

xi. Lucy, b. 27 Apr. 1791.* 

18. Jonathan^ Peterson {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ John^), of Dux- 

bury, born at Duxbury 12 Mar. 1746/7, died there 15 July 
1813, aged 66. He married at Duxbury, 8 July 1771 [sic],"^ 
Lucy Hunt. He served in the Revolution. 
Children, born at Duxbury: 

i. LucY,5 b. 13 June 1771. 

ii. Lewis, b. 18 Apr. 1773; lost at sea; m. at Duxbury, 30 Mar. 1801, 

Sally Fuller. 
iii. Welthea, b. 19 Aug. 1775; m. at Duxbury, in Nov. 1801, Joshua 

Moody of Bath, Me. 

32. iv. George, b. 5 July 1778. 

* According to the church records they were married 23 Apr. 1771, 



268 Friends' Records at Harlem (China), Me. [July 

V. Olive, b. 16 Oct. 1781; m. at Duxbury, in Oct. 1805, Benjamin 

Robinson. 
vi. Sally, b. 3 Nov. 1784. 
vii. Hannah, b. 15 Feb. 1790. 
viii. Nathaniel, b. 27 Aug. 1796. 

19. Turner^ Peterson (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ John^), baptized at 

Duxbury 13 July 1760, was living at Saratoga, N. Y., in July 

1832, as is proved by his application for a pension. He 

married at Brookfield, 26 Apr. 1781,* Polly Manning. He 

was a Revolutionary soldier. He removed from Duxbury to 

Brookfield, and in 1790 was a resident at Lebanon, N. H., as 

the Census shows. 

Children, all recorded at Lebanon, N. H., but the first five 

born at Brookfield: 

i. Turner,^ b. 29 Mar. 1780.t 

ii. Alander, b. 8 Sept. 1781. 

iii. Polly, b. 19 Apr. 1783. 

iv. Betsey, b. 1 July 1785. 

V. Sela, b. 11 Feb. 1787. 

vi. Nancy, b. 26 Apr. 1792. 

vii. Sally, b. 28 Feb. 1794. 

[To be concluded] 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT HARLEM (CHINA), ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Henry Sewall Webstek, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

A monthly meeting of Friends was established in the town of 
Harlem, Kennebec Co., Me., in 1813. Parts of Harlem, Albion, and 
Winslow were incorporated in 1818 under the name of China, and the 
remainder of Harlem was annexed to China in 1822. The vital 
records of the Harlem Monthly Meeting follow. J 

Harlem Monthly Meeting. 

Book of Records of Births, Deaths and Burials. 

Stephen Hussey, Jr., b. 3 mo. 29, 1783, in Berwick. 

Elizabeth Hussey, b. 12 mo. 18, 1784, in Berwick, d. 7 mo. 30, 1839, in 

China. 
Their Children. 

Elijah Hussey, b. 5 mo. 22, 1807. D. 12 mo. 5, 1833. 

Silvanus " " 6 mo. 21, 1809. 

* This date is given in the Vital Records of Brookfield, but it is probably incorrect. 

t Turner Peterson of Saratoga, N. Y., married 19 Dec. 1827 Hannah Westgate of 
Plainfield, N. H, His identity has not been determined. 

i Several of the families entered in the Friends' records at Harlem (China) appear 
also in the Friends' records at Vassalborough, Me., which were published in Register, 
vols. 68 and 69. Usually the Harlem record gives the births of a greater number of 
children than the Vassalborough record of the same family. Footnotes indicate tlie 
volume and pages of the Register where the Vassalborough records of such families 
may be found; but no attempt is made to harmonize conflicting statements in the 
two sets of records. 



1916] Friends^ Records at Harlem {China) j Me, 269 

Levina " " 2 mo. 22, 1812. 

Ruben '' '' 7 mo. 11, 1814. 

Sibel " '' 11 mo. 23, 1818. 

Micajah '' '' 1 mo. 25, 1823. D. 4 mo. 10, 1845. 

William '' '^ 6 mo. 14, 1827. 
Rachel B. (Whiting) Hussey, wife of Stephen Hussey, b. 6 mo. 2, 1790, in 
Leeds. 

James Bean, b. 3 mo. 22, 1779. D. 7 mo. 5, 1819. 
Betty '' " 11 mo. 2, 1772. " 2 mo. 21, 1815. 
Their Children. 

Elizabeth Bean, b. 4 mo. 5, 1805. . 

Jeremiah Robinson Bean, b. 7 mo. 15, 1806. 

Sarah " " 3 mo. 28, 1808. D. 4 mo. 24, 1828. 

Lois " " 4 mo. 5, 1810. 

William " " 4 mo. 5, 1810. D. 6 mo. 4, 1813. 

? of James Bean's present wife viz. the Widdow of Nathaniel Hawks late of 

Winslow, deceased, and her children.* 
Hannah Bean, b. 3 mo. 28, 1786, Berwick. D. 6 mo. 7, 1821. 

John Buffum Hawks, b. 12 mo. 2, 1805, in Winslow. 

Jane " " 5 mo. 30, 1809, " 

Eliza Ann " " 3 mo. 6, 1812, " '' 

Elmira Bean, " 11 mo. 1817, in Albion. 

Isaac Jones, b. 2 mo. 19, 1782, in Windham. D. 3 mo. 30, 1857. 
Nancy " " 10 mo. 6, 1780, in Limington. 
Their Children. 

Lot Jones, b. 11 mo. 27, 1804, in Windham. 

Noah " " 4 mo. 10, 1806, in 

Ruth Mealy '' " 7 mo. 20, 1814, in China. 

Avis Keen " " 3 mo. 20, 1817, in " D. 9 mo. 4, 1866, 

in Le wist on. 

Isaiah Randell " " 12 mo. 7, 1818, in " D.8mo.27,1826. 

Mary Rendell " " 3 mo. 14, 1822, in " 

Elisha Jones, m. to Tryphena Stuart, 1 mo. 3, 1810. 
" " Sophia Sidleman, 10 mo. 5, 1820. 
Elisha Jones, b. 1 mo. 9, 1786. 
Tryphena " " 9 mo. 19, 1788. D. 4 mo. 10, 1819. 
Their Children. 

Irene Stuart Jones, b. 12 mo. 19, 1810. D. 12 mo. 14, 1833. 
Henry " " 12 mo. 16, 1812. 

Amos Peaslea " '' 10 mo. 10, 1815. 
_ Almira " " 11 mo. 10, 1817. 

Sophia Jones, wife of Elisha Jones, b. 3 mo. 1, 1794, in Durham. 
Their Children. 

George S. Jones, b. 8 mo. 8, 1821, in China. D. 11 mo. 29, 

1840. 

D. 1 mo. 31, 

1845. 

D. 1 mo. 18, 
1841. 

D. 3 mo. 18, 
1854. 

D. 10 mo. 26, 
1840. 
* Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 76. 



Francis 
Triphena 


S. 






12 mo. 4, 1822, in 
12 mo. 16, 1824. 


Caleb 
Eliza 








7 mo. 27, 1827. 

8 mo. 13, 1830. 


Esther 








5 mo. 5, 1832. 


Elisha Franklin 






9 mo. 26, 1839. 



<( 



270 Friends^ Records at Harlem (China), Me. [July 

Gibs Tiltons Familys Ages, 1816. * 

Pamilea Tilton, b. 7 mo. 26, 1798. 

John " " 6 mo. 5, 1800. 

Stephen " " 12 mo. 12, 1802. 

Zadock " " 4 mo. 1, 1805. 

Hannah " " 7 mo. 26, 1807. 

Jane " " 9 mo. 20, 1809. 

Bethiah Tilton, " 12 mo. 15, 1811. 

Eunice " " 4 mo. 18, 1814. 

Hezekiah Chase '* ''8 mo. 30, 1818. 
Deaths in the Family of Gibs Tilton. 

John Tilton, d. 11 mo. 5, 1805. 

Pamela " " 4 mo. 25, 1814. 

Eunice " " 5 mo. 3, 1835. 

Svias Sampson & Wifes Childrens Ages. 

Fanny Sampson, b. 1 mo. 9, 1805. 

Daniel " '' 4 mo. 3, 1806. 

Alden " " 12 mo. 29, 1807. 

Mary " " 9 mo. 30, 1809. 

Eunice " '' 8 mo. 8, 1812. 
. Almira '' " 3 mo. 28, 1814. 

Samuel Hanson, Died, 9 mo. 7, 1822. 
Sarah Hanson, '' 2 mo. 21, 1822. 

Aaron Buffum & Wife Childrens Ages. 
Aaron Buffum, b. 5 mo. 29, 1780, in Berwick. 

Thankful Buffum, b. 10 mo. 23, 1805. Died 3 m^o. 27, 1833. 
George R. " '' 7 mo. 5, 1810. 
Samuel " " 9 mo. 29, 1816. Died 4 mo. 10, 1832. 

Mary Buffum, wife of Aaron Buffum, Daughter of Micajah & Susanna 
Dudley of Durham, Me., was born at Durham 9 mo. 3, 1780. Died at 
Augusta, Me., 1 mo. 3, 1823, and Buried at China. 

James Husseys & Wifes Childrens Ages.f 

Benjamin Bartlet Hussey, b. 7 mo. 22, 1801. 

5 mo. 23, 1803. 

7 mo. 8, 1805. Died 7 mo. 11, 1827. 
9 mo. 11, 1807. 

10 mo. 30, 1810. 

11 mo. 8, 1813. 
1 mo. 8, 1815. 

8 mo. 8, 1818. 

9 mo. 1, 1822. 

Births of John Jepson and Lydia his Wife and their Children 

all of Harlem. t 
John Jepson, b. 8 mo. 24, 1782, in Berwick. Died 9 mo. 23, 1822. 

Lydia " " 4 mo. 15, 1789, Rochester, N. H. Died 3 mo. 30, 1822, 

in China. 
Their Children viz. 
Jedediah Jepson, 2d, b. 9 mo. 8, 1807, in Harlem. 
Benjamin " " 7 mo. 24, 1809, in 

Daniel " " 12 mo. 27, 1811, in " D. 11 mo. 12, 

1822. 
Isaac " " 2 mo. 24, 1814, in " 

* Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 75. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 81. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 177. 



Sarah 




b 


Stephen Chase 






Thomas Butman 






Elizabeth Taber 






Huldah 






Esther Bartlet 






James Henry 






Job Chase 







Rhodea 

Abigail Lincoln 
John Header 
Sarah Lincoln 



1916] Friends^ Records at Harlem {China), Me, 271 

Elijah Dow '' " 8 mo. 15, 1816, in " D. 9 mo. 5, 

1822 

William " " 8 mo. 31, 1818, in '' D. 10 mo. 14, 

1822 

John " " 3 mo. 4, 1820. 

Ichabod Irish, Born in the year 1739, Died 8 mo. 5, 1815. 

The Births and Deaths of Joseph and Eunice Tabers Children. Eunice 
deceased 10 mo. 18, 1821. 
Eunice, born in Lygona, 9 mo. 6, 1821. 

Elizabeth Varney, widdow of Richard Varney of Berwick, died 12 mo. 24, 
1818, at Fairfax. 

Births of John Dow and Wife Zilpah and their Children, 

all of Harlem.* 
John Dow, b. 6 mo. 4, 1771, in Berwick. 
Zilpah '[ '[ 2 mo. 20, 1774, in Bristol. Died 6 mo. 15, 1826. 
Their Children viz. 
Hannah Dow, b. 2 mo. 5, 1798, in Vassalboro. Died 3 mo. 6, 1854. 
Otis " " 11 mo. 5, 1799, in 

Mary " " 5 mo. 25, 1801, in Berwick. Died 5 mo. 29, 1846. 
Oliver '' " 12 mo. 27, 1802, in 
Isaac Lincoln Dow b. 12 mo. 5, 1804, in Vassalboro. 
Huldah Beeda " " 2 mo. 12, 1807, in Harlem. 

5 mo. 15, 1809, in 
3 mo. 15, 1812, in 

6 mo. 8, 1814, in 
10 mo. 16, 1820. Died 9 mo. 18, 1826. 

Births of Benjamin Stephens Wife and Children viz. 
Benjamin Stephens, b. 6 mo. 28, 1781, in Windham. D. 8 mo. 10, 1816. 
Hannah " " 10 mo. 14, 1780, in Berwick. 

Their Children. 

Maryann Stephens, b. 2 mo. 28, 1812, in Fairfax. 

William '' " 10 mo. 16, 1813 in " D. 8 mo. 29, 1815. 

Chase " " 7 mo. 7, 1815, in " D. 11 mo. 26, 1815. 

Births of Elihue Hanson His Wife & Children. 
Elihue Hanson, b. Died 10 mo. 12, 1815. 

Rachel 

Children. 

John Hanson, b. 12 mo. 30, 1804, in Harlem. 
Mary " " 6 mo. 17, 1807, in " 
Mercy " '' S mo. 10, 1809, in '' 
Lydia " " 6 mo. 21, 1813, in 
Jane " '' 8 mo. 3, 1815, in 

Births of Abel Jones and His Wife and Children. f 
Abel Jones, b. 1 mo. 14, 1781, in Brunswick. Died 6 mo. 20, 1853. 
Susannah Jones, b. 5 mo. 2, 1784, in Berwick, 
their Children. 

Eli Jones, b. 3 mo. 12, 1807, in Harlem. 

Died 11 mo. 3, 1809. 

Died 4 mo. 8, 1857. 
Died 7 mo. 31, 1851. 

* Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 77. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 177. 



Caleb 






3 mo. 26, 1809, in 




Rufus 






9 mo. 30, 1810, in 




Eunie 






9 mo. 20, 1812, in 




Peace 






2 mo. 21, 1815, in 




Mary 






3 mo. 17, 1817, in 




Cyrus 






7 mo. 5, 1819. 





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Friends^ Records at Harlem (China), Me. 



[July 



" 5 mo. 1, 1842. 
" 3 mo. 14, 1824. 



Thomas 

Cibbil 

Eunie 

Martha 
Eunice H. 

Susamia 

Mary 

Hannah S. 



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2 mo. 28, 1808, in 

3 mo. 11, 1810, in 



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4 mo. 3, 1812, in Harlem. 
8 mo. 5, 1815, in 

12 mo. 26, 1817, in Augusta. 



Lois " " 7 mo. 24, 1821. 

John '' " 4 mo. 16, 1823. 

John '' " 7 mo. 26, 1825. 

Edwin " '' 4 mo. 6, 1828. 

The Births of Ephraim Jones, his Wife and Children. 
Ephraim Jones, b. 2 mo. 11, 1776, in Brunswick. Died 1 mo. 21, 1851, 

in China. 
Susana his Wife b. 12 mo. 18, 1778, in Winthrop. " 3 mo. 6, 1873, 

Bu. in China. 
Their Children. 

Richard Mott Jones, b. 3 mo. 7, 1805, in Brunswick. D. 5 mo. 16, 

1842. 
" 2 mo. 27, 

1851. 
" 12 mo. 4, 

1873. 
'' 4 mo. 3, 
1814, in 
Harlem. 
" 12 mo. 24, 

1847. 
" 7 mo. 8, 
1856, in 
Portland. 
" 5 mo. 2, 
1838, in 
China. 
'' 9 mo. 27, 
1824, in 
Augusta. 
''8 mo, 26, 
1841, in Corinna. 

Anna Payson, formerly Widdow of David Brayley, was born 11 mo. 19, 
1749, in the town of Yarmouth on Cape Cod, now Dennis. Deceased 
5 mo. 2, 1824. 

Samuel Warren, born 4 mo. 28, 1741. Died 4 mo. 14, 1823. 

Harrison Magoon, b. 10 mo. 23, 1813. Died 6 mo. 22, 1858, at Abacuta, 
Africa. 

The Births of Clement Rackliff, his Wife and Children. 
Clement Rackliff, b. 4 mo. 8, 1775, in Scarboro. 
Hipsabah Rackliff, b. 6 mo. 12, 1781, in Durham. 
Their Children Viz. 

Lemuel Bartlet Rackliff, b. 2 mo. 2, 1804. 

12 mo. 4, 1806. 

1 mo. 8, 1808. 
5 mo. 10, 1810. 

11 mo. 21, 1813. 

2 mo. 26, 1815. 
Born all at Unity. 

The Births of Robert Jones, his Wife and Children. 
Robert Jones, b. 11 mo. 21, 1785, in Windham. Died 1 mo. 16, 1819. 
Lydia " /' 10 mo. 22, 1788. in Durham. 
Their Children viz. 
Charles Jones, b. 5 mo. 11, 1807. 
Katharine '' '' 12 mo. 3, 1808. 
Anna " '' 4 mo. 23, 1810. 



8 mo. 6, 1823, in 
5 mo. 5, 1821, in 



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Sarah 




Hannah 




Hezekiah 




James Hallack 





George *' 
John 

Valentine " 

Lydia '* 



1916] Friends' Records at Harlem (China), Me. 273 

Israel " " 4 mo. 7, 1812. 

Susan '' " 1 mo. 30, 1815. 

Phebe " '' 4 mo. 14, 1817. 

Deborah " " 7 mo. 19, 1819. 

The Births of Jeremiah Rogers, his Wife and Child. 
Jeremiah Rogers, b. 7 mo. 13, 1788. Died 2 mo. 18, 1818. 
Dorcas " " 12 mo. 7, 1797. '' 2 mo. 8, 1829. 

Their Child Viz. 

Isaiah Purinton Rogers, b. 3 mo. 22, 1817. Died 6 mo. 20, 1852. 

Elizabeth Varney, widow of Hanson Varney of Berwick, d. 12 mo. 19, 1826. 

The Births of Caleb Estes his Wife and Children. 
Caleb Estes, b. 4 mo. 6, 1778, in Durham. 

Charlotte '\ "8 mo. 28, 1780, in '' Died 9 mo. 12, 1821. 

Their Children Viz. 

Welthy Estes, b. 1 mo. 31, 1804, in Durham. 
Jeremiah " " 3 mo. 6, 1808, in 

10 mo. 25, 1809, in 
8 mo. 18, 1811, in Harlem. 
4 mo. 25, 1815, in 
10, 31, 1816, in " 

Caleb Estes, Jr., 12 mo. 23, 1819. 
Sarrah Estes, wife of Caleb Estes, b. 2 mo. 25, 1799, in Waterborough. 
d. 2 mo. 22, 1829. 

Their Children, Born at China. 

Charlotte Estes, b. 7 mo. 31, 1824. 
Marv " " 8 mo. 8, 1826. 

Sarah " " 10 mo. 14, 1828. 

Eunice Estes, formerly Robinson, wife Caleb Estes, Born in Wales, Me., 4 
mo. 5, 1784. 

The Births of William Fry and his wife Children — viz. Harlem. 
Charles Ramsdell Fry, b. 10 mo. 9, 1816. 
George Ramsdell " " 12 mo. 7, 1818. 
William Henry " " 8 mo. 13, 1821. 
Joshua " " 12 mo. 17, 1823. 

The Births of Jonathan Varney, his Wife and Children. 
Jonathan Varney, b. 9 mo. 1, 1782, in Windham. Died 7 mo. 26, 1843. 
Elizabeth " '' 3 mo. 2, 1784, at Well[s] 
Their Children Viz. 

5 mo. 9, 1805. 

10 mo. 31, 1807. 
1 mo. 26, 1810. 
5 mo. 18, 1813. 
4 mo. 12, 1816. 
3 mo. 9, 1820. Died 12 mo. 30, 1820. 

11 mo. 18, 1824. 

Births of Ebenezer Varney, his wife and Children. 
Ebenezer Varney, b. 9 mo. 27, 1779, in Dover. 
Lois " /' 10 mo. 14, 1788, in Wells. 

Children — viz. 

Elizabeth Varney, b. 2 mo. 2, 1817, in Fairfax. 

Marv '' '' 1 mo. 20, 1819, in 

11 mo. 16, 1822. 

12 mo. 8, 1824. 
2 mo. 18, 1821. 
9 mo. 25, 1826. 
2 mo. 7, 1829. 



Elijah 


Varney, b. 


Richard 




Lovina 




Sarah 




Lydia 




Ehzabeth 




Abigai 





Margaret Jepson " 
John Comely " 

Jedediah Jepson " 
Lydia Varney 
Sarah '' 



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[July 



Births of Ebenezer Varnev, 2d, his Wife and Children. 
Ebenezer Varney, 2d, b. 2 mo. 26, 1782. 

Ruth " " 11 mo. 6, 1794. Died 4 mo. 30, 1820. 

Their Children Viz. 
Peace Varney, b. 10 mo. 13, 1815. 

James Jones, b. 12 mo., 2, 1788, in Brunswick. 
Hannah Jones, formerly Sampson, b. 10 mo. 22, 1782, in Turner. 

They were married 12 mo. 31, 1812. 
Children. 



Harriet B. 


Jones, 


b. 


3 mo. 5., 1814. 


Lydia 


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Amy 


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11 mo. 19, 1817. 


Tryphena & 
Irena 


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12 mo. 4, 1819. 


Hannah Sampson 


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6 mo. 25, 1822. 


James Judson 


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12 mo. 24, 1824. 


David 


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2 mo. 22, 1828. 



Died 9 mo. 9, 1845. 



Died 6 mo. 8, 1833. 

Births of Tobias Jones his Wife and Children. 
Tobias Jones, b. 11 mo. 4, 1794. 

Hannah Dow Jones, b. 2 mo. 5, 1798. Died 3 mo. 6, 1854. 
Their Children Viz. 

Isaiah Jones, b. 1 mo. 19, 1820. 

John D. Jones, b. 10 mo. 23, 1822, in Palermo. 

The Births and Deaths of John and Eunice Dudleys children. 
Jane Dudley, b. 12 mo. 13, 1806, in Durham. 



Micajah 
John Morrison 

George 

Mathew Franklin 

Henry 

Lydia 

Charles 



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9 mo. 9, 1813, in Harlem. 

2 mo. 9, 1815, in 

4 mo. 23, 1818, in 

2 mo. 10, 1821, in 



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Robert Hanson & Wife's Children.* 
Moses Hanson, b. 1 mo. 29, 1808 

Timothy 



Rufus 

Jane 

Dorcas 

Lydia 

Eunice 

Stephen 

Ehzabeth 

Robert, Jr., 



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3 mo. 27, 1809. 
10 mo. 17, 1810. 
12 mo. 28, 1811. 

2 mo. 15, 1814. 

4 mo. 14, 1816. 
10 mo. 31, 1817. 

7 mo. 4, 1820. 

8 mo. 19, 1822. 



Died 12 mo. 4, 1816. 



Died 10 mo. 29, 1816. 



10 mo. 30, 1824. 

Ephraim Clark, Wife and Children. f 
Ephrami Clark, b. 7 mo. 15, 1751, in Nantucket. Died 10 mo. 31, 1829. 
OUve " " 11 mo. 16, 1773. 

Their Children Viz. 

Miriam Clark, b. 6 mo. 26, 1796. 
Jonathan " " 11 mo. 22, 1797. 
Anna " " 3 mo. 31, 1799. 

Thomas " " 6 mo. 23, 1800. 

Amos " " 1 mo. 8, 1802. 



* Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 81. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 79. 



1916] Friends^ Records at Harlem (China), Me. 275 

Hannah " *' 6 mo. 12, 1803. 

Lydia " " 9 mo. 30, 1804. 

Church " '' 2 mo. 25, 1806. 

Scatter " " 7 mo. 8, 1808. 

A. Kempis " *' 10 mo. 10, 1809. 

Olive " " 7 mo. 11, 1811. 

PauHna " " 4 mo. 8, 1814, 

Daniel & Rebecca Taber's Children.* 

Henry Taber, b. 6 mo. 8, 1819, in Fairfax. 
George '' '' 10 mo. 23, 1820, in " 
Clarkson " " 10 mo. 10, 1822, in " 
Stephen Nichols Taber, b. 5 mo. 13, 1824, in Fairfax. 

Josiah and Comfort Jones and their Children. 
Josiah Jones, b. 2 mo. 20, 1792, in Brunswick. 
Comfort " " 11 mo. 3, 1793, in Freeport. Died 1 mo. 26, 1824. 
Their Children Viz. 

Cynthia, b. 12 mo. 2, 1816, in Harlem. 

Jeremiah Rogers, " 8 mo. 7, 1818, in " 
Miriam Austin, " 12 mo. 27, 1819, in " 

Eunice H. " 9 mo. 23, 1821, in " D. 9 mo. 24, 1822. 

Alfred, " 10 mo. 7, 1823, in China. " 5 mo. 3, 1824. 

The Births and Deaths of Josiah and Maray A. Jones Children, born 
2 mo. 2, 1798. Died 10 mo. 27, 1831. 
WiUiam Alfred Jones, b. 7 mo. 6, 1826. D. 10 mo. 27, 1831. 
Samuel Jones, b. 4 mo. 28, 1828. 
Clarkson " " 3 mo., 8, 1831. 
Josiah Jones & Ann Pope, formerly Winslow, were married 11 mo. 27, 
1837, in Vassalboro. Ann Jones b. 9 mo. 24, 1790, in Falmouth. 

Stephen and Rachel Jones and their children. 
Stephen Jones, b. 4 mo. 26, 1790, in Brunswick. 
Rachel " '' 3 mo. 21, 1793, in Nantucket. 
Their Children Viz. 
George Hacker Jones, b. 11 mo. 16, 1816, in Harlem. 

4 mo. 2, 1819, in 

3 mo. 5, 1821, in 
2 mo. 12, 1823, in China. 
6 mo. 12, 1825. 
2 mo. 16, 1829, in China. 

4 mo. 2, 1832, in 

6 mo. 22, 1834, in " 

7 mo. 2, 1837. 

WiUiam and Rachel Giffords Children. 
Emily A. Gifford, b. 11 mo. 24, 1827. 
Isaiah '' " 6 mo. 24, 1831. 

David and Eunice Dudley and their children.f 
David Dudley, b. 4 mo. 15, 1794, in Durham. 
Eunice " " 7 mo, 8, 1796, in Berwick. 
Their Children. 
Anstress Dudley, b. 2 mo. 5, 1818, in Harlem. 
Elmira '' '' 5 mo. 1, 1820, in 

Sarah B. " 3 mo. 18, 1822, in China. 

Chandler A, " " 5 mo. 2, 1824, in '' 
Daniel " " 8 mo. 24, 1826, in " 

♦ Cf. Register, vol. 69, pp. 181-182. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 270. 

VOL. LXX. 18 



Charles Bunker 






Benjamin Worth 






Daniel 






Alford H. 






Phebe Worth 






Eunice Hacker 






Stephen Warren 






Rache' 







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276 



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[July 



Edwin " " 8 mo. 12, 1828, in 

Mary " "11 mo. 25, 1830, in 

Thomas and Eunice Densmores children. 
David Densmore, b. 4 mo. 10, 1813. 



It 



Henry A. 
William 
Esther 
Cynthia 
PhiUip 
Alfred 
Bouns C. 
Thomas 
Eunice C. 
Sarah B. 
George F. 
Charles 
Lindlev M. 
Pliney E. 
Susan H. 



5 mo. 8, 1814. 
10 mo. 14, 1815. 
12 mo. 21, 1816. Died 9 mo. 21, 1839. 

1 mo. 31, 1818. 

2 mo. 10, 1819. 
4 mo. 17, 1820. 
7 mo. 17, 1821. 

2 mo. 5, 1824. 
1 mo. 8, 1826. 

6 mo. 12, 1827. 

3 mo. 19, 1829. 
3 mo. 17, 1831. 

12 mo. 25, 1832. 
12 mo. 11, 1834. 

7 mo. 11, 1837. Died 2 mo. 24, 1840. 

Births & Deaths in the family of Benjamin R. and Sally Stevens. 
Mary Stevens, born 9 mo. 2, 1823. 
Benjamin Warren Stevens, born 6 mo. 28, 1826. 
Edwin ShilUtoe Stevens, born 1 mo. 7, 1828. 
Sarah Chase Stevens, born 6 mo. 14, 1834. 

Lemuel and Abigail Hawks and their Children.* 
Lemuel Hawks, b. 8 mo. 7, 1774, in Windham. Died 11 mo. 15. 1840. 
Abigail " " 3 mo. 7, 1776, in Fahnouth. '' 11 mo. 15^ 1851. 

Married 10 mo. 30, 1799. 
Their Children. 

8 mo. 1 
3 mo. 10 



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Eunice 

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Abra D. 

Emeline 

Lydia 

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11 mo. 3 
6 mo. 20 
4 mo. 20 

12 mo. 31 
9 mo. 20 
1 mo. 28 

1 mo. 26 

2 mo. 25 



1800, in Windham. 

1802, in Harlem. 

1803, in 
1805, in 

1807, in 

1808, in 
1810, in 

1813, in Gardner. 
1816, in Harlem. Died 7 mo. 15, 1834. 
1818, in 



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Died 4 mo. 9, 1825. 



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Ezra and Hannah Hawkes Children. 

Almira Hawks, b. 8 mo. 23, 1817, in Gardner. 

2 mo. 20, 1819, in China. 
12 mo. 28, 1821, in " 

5 mo. 10, 1823. 

6 mo. 16, 1824. 
6 mo. 2, 1826. 
2 mo. 12, 1828. 
4 mo. 7, 1831. 

Daniel and Ruth Robinson & Children. 
Daniel Robinson, b. 6 mo. 15, 1783. 
Ruth " " 9 mo. 14, 1786. 

[Children]. 
Ezra G. Robinson, b. 9 mo. 22, 1806. 

* Cf. Register, vol. 69, pp. 79-80. 



Edward 
Nathaniel 
Mathew P. 
Abigail 
Mary 

Hannah W. 
Cynthia J. 



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Mary L. 






Wm. M. 






Lydia E. 






Hiram B. 






Isaiah G. 







1916] Friends^ Records at Harlem {China), Me. 277 

5 mo. 19, 1808. 
8 mo. 19, 1810. 
1 mo. 7, 1813. 
11 mo. 1, 1815. 
1 mo. 17, 1821. 
8 mo. 6, 1823. 
8 mo. 1, 1825. 

Births and deaths in the family of Abner Jipson. 
Abner Jipson, b. 5 mo. 1, 1794, in Wills [? Wells]. Died 11 mo. 6, 1841. 
Comfort '' " 6 mo. 5, 1793, in Kittery. Died 12 mo. 2, 1850. 

Married 2 mo. 26,- 1818. 
Their Children viz. 

Thomas Watson Jipson, b. 5 mo. 23, 1819, in China. 

Samuel R. Jipson " 3 mo. 10, 1821, in 

Silas Fry Jepson " 5 mo. 16, 1824. 

Henry A. Jepson, " 10 mo. 10, 1829. 

Isaiah Jepson, " 9 mo. 28, 1831. Died 9 mo. 25, 1832. 

Elijah and Dorcas Winslows Children.* 

Phebe Pope Winslow, b. 12 mo. 12, 1820, in Falmouth. 

Lavina Morrell " " 10 mo. 16, 1823, in 

Sarah '' " 5 mo. 27, 1826, in China. 

Dorcas Ellen " " ^ 8 mo. 30, 1828, in " 

Dorcas Winslow, wife of Elijah Winslow, died 2 mo. 8, 1829. 
Child of Elijah and Mary Winslow. 

Zilpah Jane Winslow, b. 4 mo. 29, 1831. 

Timothy Hussey, b. 5 mo. 13, 1787, in Berwick. 
Abigail Hussey, "11 mo. 9, 1787, in " 
Their Children. 

Cynthia Hussey, b. 2 mo. 13, 1812, in Berwick. 

Hannah 

John 
George 

Anstress Rogers 
Elmira 
Mercy 
Samuel B. 

Nathaniel Austin, b. 8 mo. 6, 1790. 
Miriam Austin formerly Hussey b. 6 mo. 17, 1793. 
Children. 

Sibil H. Austin, b. 11 mo. 3, 1818. 

Elijah " " 8 mo. 10, 1822. 

Mary " " 6 mo. 24, 1824. 

Sarah H. " " 9 mo. 14, 1828. Died 1 mo. 21, 1829. 

Miriam " ''3 mo. 15, 1832. (See below.) 

Miriam Austin wife of Nathaniel deceased 2 mo. 25, 1829. 
Judith Austin formerly Jepson b. 6 mo. 7, 1796. 
Nathaniel and Judith Austins Children. 

Miriam Austin, b. 3 mo. 15, 1832. 

Ehzabeth E. " 8 mo. 10, 1833. 

Isaiah Austin, " 5 mo. 1, 1835. 

Sarah " " 3 mo. 23, 1837. Died 12 mo. 4, 1856. 

Asa Jones and his wife Mahalas Children. 

Mary Tuttle Jones, b. 2 mo. 13, 1826. Died 9 mo. 25, 1828. 

* See record of this family in the next instalment of this article 



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Harlem. 


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1841. 




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278 Friends^ Records at Harlem {China), Me. [July 

Hephzabeth Chase " " 1 mo. 15, 1828. 
Mary Tuttle Jones, b. 11 mo. 17, 1829. 

Clement Rackliff " " 1 mo. 19, 1832. 
Sarah Elen " " 8 mo. 19, 1833. 

Joseph and Phebe Tabers Children. 

Isaac Buffum Taber, b. 9 mo. 23, 1824. Died 3 mo. 28, 1825. 



Albert- 


" 3 mo. 18, 1826. 


Isaac Buffum * 


' *' 3 mo. 11, 1828. Died 9 mo. 13, 1830. 


Sarah * 


' " 7 mo. 9, 1830, in Albion. 


Lydia ' 


' " 10 mo. 9, 1832 in 


Mary C. * 


' '' 10 mo. 11, 1834. 


Lois B. * 


' " 9 mo. 23, 1836. 



Matthew and Saloma Hoxies Children. 

Patience Goddard Hoxie, b. 12 mo. 17, 1823. 

Elvka " " 10 mo. 14, 1825. Died 8 mo. 4, 1832. 

Diana " '' 2 mo. 2, 1828. Died 7 mo. 29, 1832. 

Mary Gifford " " 9 mo. 26, 1834. 

EHzabeth Rennord " " 6 mo. 24, 1831. 

John Grossman, b. 8 mo. 2, 1790. 
Hannah Grossman, b. 2 mo. 5, 1790. 
Children. 

Phebe Grossman, b. 10 mo. 17, 1816. Died 4 mo. 6, 1846. 

James F. " 4 mo. 10, 1818. 

Jason " 9 mo. 28, 1819. 

Mary Ann " 8 mo. 2, 1821. 

John Henry " 2 mo. 9, 1823. 

Samuel F. " 4 mo. 18, 1825. 

Hannah " 6 mo. 18, 1827. Died 3 mo. 27, 1828. 

George " 6 mo. 28, 1829. 

Levi W. '' 3 mo. 15, 1832. 

Amos and Elizabeth Newhalls Children.* 
John Davis Newhall, b. 2 mo. 1, 1820. 
Almond " "11 mo. 24, 1823. 

Joseph Estes and Wifes Children. 
Oliver Estes, b. 7 mo. 18, 1813. 
Harriet " " 3 mo. 24, 1816. 

Silas Taber,t b. 6 mo. 10, 1772. Died 10 mo. 2, 1815. 
Patience " " 6 mo. 4, 1774. 
Children. 

Lois Taber, b. 10 mo. 1, 1796. 

Rebeccah " '' 3 mo. 17, 1798. 

Huldah " " 10 mo. 21, 1799. 

Eunice " " 1 mo. 6, 1802. 

Paul Taber, 2d, 7 mo. 15, 1803. 

James S. Taber, b. 1 mo. 15, 1805. Died 4 mo. 15, 1824. 



Franklin 






8 mo. 16, 1806. 


Amos 






3 mo. 21, 1808. 


Lydia 






3 mo. 25, 1810. 


John 






9 mo. 14, 1811. 


Fanny 






4 mo. 28, 1813. 


Silas 






1 mo. 12, 1815. 



Nehemiah Porter, d. 11 mo. 16, 1819. 

* See record of this family in the next instalment of this article. 
t Cf. Register, vol. 69, p. 74. 



1916] ' Friends' Records at Harlem (China), Me. 279 

Reuben Brackett and wifes Children. 
Edward Brackett, b. 10 mo. 1, 1818. 
Jane " " 6 mo. 27, 1821. 

Moses " " 6 mo. 14, 1823. 

Gustavus '' " 3 mo. 26, 1827. 

Silas and Seviah Jones Children.* 
George Jones, b. 2 mo. 7, 1828, in Wilton. 
Sarah T. '' " 12 mo. 10, 1829. 

Stephen Jenkins, b, 2 mo. 6, 1788, in N. Yarmouth. D. 6 mo. 12, 1847. 
Hannah H. " '' 6 mo. 3, 1791, in Vassalboro. " 11 mo, 17, 1842, 

Children of Stephen and Hannah [H.j Jenkins. 

Henry Jenkins, b. 7 mo. 19, 1813, in Freedom. D. 5 mo. 20, 1814 

Eliza E. " '' 4 mo. 29, 1816, in " " 9 mo. 5, 1841 

Henry Jenkins, b. 8 mo. 16, 1821, in Vassalboro. '' 2 mo. 13, 1844 

Hartwell '' " 11 mo. 27, 1822, in " 

Howard Gary " " 7 mo. 22 1825, in China. D. 2 mo. 26, 1847. 

EmeUne '' " 7 mo. 4, 1829, in " " 8 mo. 13, 1846. 

Gideon Hobby " " 10 mo. 8, 1831, in " " 4 mo. 20, 1838. 

Stephen Jenkins and Lydia Tuttle were married 9 mo. 23, 1844. 
Lydia Jenkins formerly Tuttle born at Brunswick 8 mo. 17, 1799. 
Her Children born at Durham who are members of this meeting 

Sarah Jane Tuttle, b 10 mo. 16, 1826. 

Elisha Tuttle, Jr., " 4 mo. 7, 1830. 

Oliver Jepson, b. 11 mo. 28, 1798, in Berwick. Died 5 mo. 1, 1856. 
Syrena B. Jepson formerly Ricker, b. 10 mo. 2, 1807, in Dover. Died 4 mo, 

1856. 
Their Children. 

Elizabeth B. Jepson b. 8 mo. 22, 1830, in China. 

Eli " '' 7 mo. 25, 1832. 

Mary F. '' " 7 mo. 26, 1834. Died 10 mo. 15, 1859. 

Lucy Ann " " 9 mo. 2, 1839. 

Flavilla " " 10 mo. 9, 1841. 

Lois Maria '' " 2 mo. 5, 1844. 

Jedediah Jepson & Wife's children. 
William Jepson, b. 5 mo. 12, 1829. 
George " " 11 mo. 24, 1831, 
Charles " " 3 mo. 12, 1833. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth T. Cook. 
James Hussey Cook, b. 6 mo. 17, 1831. 

Thomas B. " '' 10 mo. 25, 1832. Died 7 mo. 21, 1833. 

Thomas Butman Cook, " 4 mo. 24, 1834. 

Children of Isaac and Esther Hawks. 
Eunice N. Hawks, b. 6 mo. 24, 1827. 
Margaret B. " " 3 mo. 20, 1829. 
Isaiah '' " 9 mo. 26, 1830. 

Esther wife of Isaac Hawks d. 9 mo. 4, 1832, a. 27. 

Elijah and Elizabeth Coles Children. 
James Cole, b. 3 mo. 24, 1828. 

Lydia Ellen Cole, " 4 mo. 1, 1830. 
Asa Jones Cole, " 3 mo. 16, 1834. 

[To be continued.] 
*Cf. Registee, vol. 69, p. 183. 



280 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [July 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 April 1916. A stated meeting of the Society wag 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter pre- 
siding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved, and the reports 
of the Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Nine resident members were elected by ballot. 

Hon. Charles Sidney Ensign, Chairman of the Special Committee on Re- 
vision of the By-Laws, submitted sundry proposed amendments to the By-Laws, 
with the recommendation of the Committee that they be adopted; and in ac- 
cordance with the By-Laws consideration of these amendments was deferred 
until the next meeting of the Society. 

A recess was then voted, and the usual reception for members and their friends 
followed. 

The meeting was again called to order at 3.30 P.M., and the paper of the 
afternoon, entitled Old Boston Museum Days, was read by Miss Kate Ryan of 
Boston. Miss Ryan gave a series of graphic impressions, interspersed with in- 
timate reminiscences and anecdotes, of the Boston Museum and of the many 
well-known players with whom, as a member of the Museum Company, she had 
been associated. 

After the reading of the paper Vice-President Chase, who had been called to 
the chair, declared the meeting dissolved. 

3 May. A stated meeting of the Society w^as held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton 
Place, at 2.30 P.M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were read and approved, and the reports of 
the Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

One corresponding member and forty-seven resident members were elected by 

ballot. -J 

Hon. Charles Sidney Ensign, Chairman of the Special Committee on Re- 1 
vision of the By-Laws, moved the adoption of the amendments to Chapters II, 
III, IX, and XII of the By-Laws, which had been proposed by this committee at 
the' April meeting of the Society. By four separate votes the proposed amend- 
ments were adopted, the chapters, as amended, reacUng as follows: 

Chapter II. 

Members and Dues. 

Art. 1. — The Society shall be composed of Resident, Life, Corresponding and 
Honorary Members elected by the Council. 

Resident Members are those who pay annual dues, and consist of two classes: 
(1) those elected before January 1, 1903, who pay S3.00 annually and do not receive 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; and (2) those who pay S5.00 
annually and receive the Register. Annual dues are payable on the first of each 
January and are for the calendar year. ^ , , , 

Any Resident Member, or any person elected a Resident Member, may become a 
Life Member upon the payment of $50.00 at one time into the treasury. Any Life 
Member who paid $30.00 into the treasury for Life Membership before January 1, 
1903, may receive the Register by an additional payment of $20.00. Life Members 
shall be exempt from the payment of annual dues. All receipts from Life Membership 
fees shall be permanently funded, the interest only to be used for current expenses. 

Resident and Life Members only shall be entitled to vote, be eligible to office, or 
take part in the business of the Society. , , , , ^r • u j 

Corresponding Members shall be limited to one hundred and fifty in number and 
shall be chosen from among those who have rendered valuable services to the objecta 

of the Society. ^^ , , , , „ , i t 

Honorary Members shall be limited to fifteen in number and shall be chosen from 

among those distinguished as historians or genealogists. 

Art. 2. — The Recording Secretary shall keep a book, in which any member may 

propose a Resident, Corresponding or Honorary Member. , , , , 

Art. 3. — If any person elected a Resident Member shall neglect for three months 

after notification of election to accept membership in writing and to make the first 

annual payment, and if any person elected a Corresponding or Honorary Member 



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shall neglect for six months after such notification to accept membership in writing, 
such election shall be void. 

If any Resident Member shall neglect to pay the annual assessment for a year after 
it shall have become due, he shall be notified by the Corresponding Secretary of the 
provisions of this article, and if in arrears thirty days thereafter he shall cease to be a 
member; but such persons may be reinstated by the Council in its discretion upon 
payment of arrears. 

The Council may suspend the provisions of this article. 

Art, 4. — Diplomas signed by the President and countersigned by the two Secre- 
taries shall be issued to all members upon application. 

Art. 5. — Any member may withdraw from the Society at any time by paying all 
assessments due and sending a written resignation to the Recording vSecretary. The 
membership of any person may be terminated for cause, by the Council, provided that 
notice shall be sent to him by the Recording Secretary at least fourteen days prior to 
the meeting of the Council at which it is proposed to terminate his membership. 

Chapter III. 

Meetings and Quorum. 

Art. 1. — The Annual Meeting of the Corporation shall be held on the first Wednes- 
day in February of each year in Boston, notice of which shall be sent to Resident and 
Life Members by the Recording Secretary, one week in advance. 

Stated Meetings of the Society shall be held in its house, or elsewhere as the Council 
may decide, on the first Wednesday in every month except June, July, August and 
September, at half past two o'clock in the afternoon or at such other hour as may be 
designated by the Council, notice of which shall be sent on or before the Saturday 
preceding. 

Special Meetings shall be called by either of the Secretaries under the direction of 
the President, or, in case of his death, absence or disability, under the direction of the 
Vice-President for Massachusetts; or if both are unable to act, under the direction of 
three members of the Council. 

Twenty members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings. 

Art. 2. — At all Stated Meetings the order of business shall be as follows, unless 
otherwise ordered : — 

First, Reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting. 
Second, Report of the Corresponding Secretary, 
Third, Report of the Librarian. 
Fourth, Report of the Historian. 
Fifth, Report of the Council. 
Sixth, Unfinished Business. 
Seventh, New Business. 
Eighth, Reading of Papers and Essays. 
Art. 3. — Upon request of the Recording Secretary, any motion or resolution shall 
be submitted in writing. 

Chapter IX. 

The Librarian. 

Art. 1. — The Librarian shall have charge of all books, maps, manuscripts and other 

property appropriate to the Library, and of all coins, works of art, antiquities and 

other articles appropriate to the Cabinet, and shall cause to be made and kept proper 

I catalogues of them all. He shall also be the custodian of the Society's House. He 

! shall make all necessary preparations for the meetings of the Society and of the Council. 

Art. 2. — He shall acknowledge every gift added to the Library or the Cabinet, and 

he shall keep a detailed list of all accessions to both the Library and Cabinet during 

the year. He shall keep an exact record of all literary property and relics that may be 

I disposed of by order of the CouncO, together with the names of recipients and manner 

I of distribution. 

' Art. .3. — At every Stated Meeting he shall report all gifts made to the Library and 
the Cabinet since his last report. At the Annual Meeting he shall present a statement 
of the condition and wants of the Library and of the Cabinet, 

Art. 4. — He shall be present in the Library, in person or by an assistant, at such 
hours as may be designated by the Council, 

Art, 5. — He shall receive such compensation and shall have such assistance as the 
Council shall determine. 

Chapter XII. 

The Council. 

, Art. 1. — The Council shall determine its own quorum; establish rules for the 
transaction of its business; fix all salaries; authorize all expenditures of money; pro- 
vide all blanks and books of record; elect all members; and exercise all other powers 
conferred by these by-laws. 

Art. 2. — It shall report to the Society at every Stated Meeting all elections to 
membership and such other business as it may deem advisable. It may dispose, by 



282 Notes [July 

• 

Bale or exchange, of any literary property and relics inappropriate to the Library or 
the Cabinet. 

Art. 3. — It shall consider each nomination for membership at its next meeting 
after the names of the applicant and his proposer shall have been posted on a bulletin 
board in the Society's Building for thirty days. Action on any application for mem- 
bership may be deferred until the next meeting at the request of one member of the 
Council; and two negative votes shall prevent the election of any applicant. 

Art. 4. — It shall annually appoint the Historian and Editor of PubUcations, whose 
term of office shall be one year unless sooner terminated by the Council. It shall also 
appoint all subordinate officers and agents (who shall hold their respective offices 
during the pleasure of the Council) , prescribe their duties and fix their compensations. 

Art. 5. — ; It shall meet within one week previous to every Stated Meeting, and at 
such other times as its Chairman shall appoint. 

Art. 6. — It may appoint standing and special committees for terms not exceeding 
one year or until their successors are appointed, and define their powers. A list of 
such committees and the members composing the same shall be printed with the 
Annual Proceedings. 

Art. 7. — It shall make rules and regulations for the use of the Library and of the 
Cabinet. 

Art. 8. — At the Annual Meeting it shall make a report which shall include a state- 
ment of its doings during the past year, and such recommendations as it may deem 
advisable. 

Art. 9. — The records of its meetings shall always be open to the inspection of any 
member of the Society. 

On motion of Mr. Ensign it was 

Voted, That all sections of the By-Laws inconsistent with the amendments adopted 
this day be, and hereby are, repealed. 

President Baxter then introduced the speaker of the afternoon, Hon. Charles 
Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, Mass., who read an instructive and entertain- 
ing paper entitled History in Cemeteries. 

Dr. Alfred Johnson moved that a vote of thanks be extended to the speaker, 
and in seconding this motion Mr. John Albree called attention to the manuscript 
collections of epitaphs in the Library, the product of the imselfish labor of vari- 
ous members of the Society, 

After the adoption of the vote of thanks President Baxter described an inter- j 
esting sarcophagus in Constantinople, and declared the meeting dissolved. 

The usual reception to members and their guests followed. 



NOTES 

Maplett: Additions. — Since the publication of the article entitled "The! 
Ancestry of Mary Maplett, Wife of Samuel Gorton of New England," in the present] 
volume of the Register, pp. 115-118 (April, 1916), an examination of the parish] 
registers of Northolt (formerly Northall), co. Middlesex, England, for the yearsl 
1560-1605, has brought to light the following Maplett entries, in addition to the] 
marriage record of Matthew Randall and Ellen Maplett already printed: 

Christenings 

1575 Ellen Maplett dawghter of John Maplett 2 February [1575/6]. 

1577 Thoms Maplett son of John Maplett 25 June. 

1581 Mary Maplett dawter of John Maplett 28 November. 

Burial 

1592 John Maplett p'son of Northall 7 September. 

In the records at Haberdashers' Hall in London the following entry has been] 
found: 

"John Maplett, free by George Brough, 4th April 1600." 

This shows that John Maplett, the father-in-law of Samuel Gorton, was ad- 
mitted to the freedom of the Company of Haberdashers, after he had served his 
time as an apprentice to George Brough. A careful search has been made for the 
entry of the apprenticeship, but it has not been found. 

29 Hillside Avenue, Maiden, Mass, George Walter Chamberlain. 



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NoRTHBRiDGE (Mass.) RECORDS. — The following entries are found in the 
town records of Northbridge, Mass.: 

November 24 1775. This day was warned out of the Town of Northbridge as 
the Law Directs Nathil Chase & Rachel Chase his wife and Ruben Chase & Nath'l 
Chase, Children of the sd NathU and Rachel Chase, sd Nath", Rachel, Ruben & 
Nathll Chase all came from the Town of Sutton on the tenth Day of Decemb^ 
Last. 

The same Day was warned out of the Town of Northbridge as the Law Directs 
Jacob Chaise & Mary Chaise, wife of the s^ Jacob Chaise and Jonathan Chaise, 
Child of the sd Jacob & Mary Chaise, all which came from the Town of Sutton in 
the month of January Last to Reside in the Town of Northbrige; the aforesaid 
Persons were all warned out by 

Samil Baldwin Constable of Northbridg 

Febr 20tb 1776. This Day was warned out of the Town of Northbridge as the 
Law Directs Rachel Glover, the sd Rachel came Last from the Town of Wrentham 
on the sixth Day of March Last, and Likewise on the same Day was warned out 
of sd Northbridge Benja Basset & his wife Mary & Mercy, Simon, Zilphar and 
Benjamin his Children as the Law Directs, all which sd Persons came Last from 
the Town of Attlebury on the Sixth Day March Last. 

Febr 21 1776. this Day was warned out of the Town of Northbridge as the Law 
Directs Thomas Wilson & Lydia his wife & Samuel and Hannah Wilson their 
Children, all which came Last from the Town of Sutton some time in May Last 

The above mentioned Persons were warned out by 

Samll Baldwin Constable of Northbridge 

March 12 1783; then Ezekiel Wood of Uxbridge Notified the Selectmen of 
Northbridge that on the 13th day of Nov^ 1782 Came John Croney with Zibel his 
wife and their Children Daniel, Mary, John, Timothy, Zibel, Elizebeth, Sarah, 
Catharine and hannah from Uxbridge to live in a House of said Ezekeel in North- 
bridge 

May 2iid 1786, Came John Nason and Susanah his wife and their Children DoUey 
and Willard to live in a house owned by Dexter Wood of Uxbridge Belonging to 
this Town. 

^1 Hawthorn Street, Cambridge, Mass. Thomas Williams Baldwin. 



Parentage of Giles Slocum of Portsmouth, R. I. — In the Slocums of 
America, compiled by Dr. Charles Elihu Slocum, there is an extended notice of 
the English Slocums; and Giles Slocum of Portsmouth, R. L, is given as a son of 
Anthony Slocum of Taunton, Mass., in spite of the fact that in the will of Anthony 
Slocum of Albemarle County in the Province of Carolina, dated 26 Nov. 1688 and 
proved 7 Jan. 1689/90, neither Giles nor his children are mentioned. There is no 
doubt of the identity of the Anthony Slocum of Albemarle County in Carolina 
with the Anthony Slocum who was formerly of Taunton, Mass., and the omission 
in the will of any reference to Giles Slocum or his children shows conclusively that 
Giles was not Anthony's son. 

In Dr. Slocum's account of the English Slocums is given an abstract of the will 
of Charity Slocombe, widow, of the parish of Old Cleeve, co. Somerset, dated 
21 Nov. 1642 and proved 26 Jan. 1642/3. The testatrix mentions brother 
Aldred Bickham, sister Joane Studdier, kinswomen IsoU Oatford and Mary Wills, 
widow, the latter of Envier, and son Giles Slocombe, who is made sole executor 
of the will. The EngUsh genealogist employed by Dr. Slocum to carry on the 
search in England concluded that this Giles could not be Giles of Rhode Island, 
because he assumed that the latter was at Portsmouth, R. I., as early as or soon 
after 1638. This assumption is not warranted by the records. The first mention 
of Giles Slocum on record in New England is on 4 Sept. 1648, when he was granted 
land in Portsmouth. He does not appear in Rhode Island previous to that date, 
and he was not in Plymouth Colony in Aug. 1643, when Anthony Slocum of 
Taunton was on the list of men able to bear arms. It would therefore appear 
that he did not arrive in New England until 1647 or 1648, and in this case it is very 
probable that he was the Giles, son of Charity Slocombe, who was her executor in 
1643. 

Abstracts of the wills of the father and mother of Charity (Bickham) Slocombe 
and of her brothers WiUiam and Aldred follow. 



284 Notes [July 

The will of Aldred Byccombe of Old Cleve, co. Somerset, clothier, dated 21 July 
1610 and proved 2 Feb. 1610/11 by Hellen Byccombe the relict, contains bequests 
to daughter Charitie (£50, being a debt due to him from his brother WilUam 
Byccombe), to daughter Mary at 21, to daughter Joane, to son WilUam Byccombe, 
and to Isott Lanham, daughter of daughter Ann Lanham, deceased. Son Aldred 
to succeed in the house. Residue to wife Helen, executrix. Overseers: brother 
William Byccombe, friend Andrew Speede, and brother-in-law Thomas Cridland. 
(Somersetshire Wills, Series 2, p. 67.) 

The will of Ellen Bickham of Old Cleeve, co. Somerset, widow, dated 24 June 
1642 and proved 20 June 1646 by Aldred Bickham, contains bequests to sister 
Anne Ashe, to daughter Charitie Slocombe, to daughter Joan, the wife of John 
Studdier, to son Aldred Bickham's daughter Ellen, to cousins Nicholas and Roger 
Colles, to uncle John CoUes's widow, mentions chattels left to the testatrix by her 
son WilUam Bickham, and bequeaths the residue of the estate to son Aldred 
Bickham. There are bequests to the poor of Spaxton, Bishop's Lyddiard, and 
Old Cleeve. (76., Series 2, p. 68.) 

The will of William Bickham of Old Cleeve, co. Somerset, bachelor, dated 
2 Mar. 1626 [1626/7] and proved 12 June 1627, contains bequests to sister's 
eldest daughter, to Aldred Bickham, Jr., to brother Aldred, to brother-in-law 
John Studdier, and to testator's mother, Ellen Bickham. {Ih., Series 2, p. 67.) 

The wiU of Aldred Bickham of Old Cleeve, co. Somerset, clothier, dated 7 Feb. 
1651 [1651/2] and proved 24 May 1652, contains bequests to eldest son Richard 
Bickham ("a silver salt guilded with gold & six silver spoons, according to my 
grandfather's will to remain for ever to the eldest son of his line & blood"), to wife 
Thomasine, to daughter Ellen Escott, wife of Richard Escott, to sons Aldred 
Bickham, William, and Hugh, to daughters Johan, Mary, and Anne, to daughter 
Isott Bickham, to Mary and Joan, daughters of daughter Ellen Escott, and to 
brother-in-law Hugh Slocombe. Residue to son Aldred, executor. Overseer: 
Richard Escott. (ifc.. Series 3, p. 87.) 

Abstracts of wills of other members of the Bickham family are printed in 
Somersetshire W^ills, and subsequent records in Somersetshire show that by the 
beginning of the eighteenth century the family had risen to the ranks of the 
gentry and that they resided in Taunton, co. Somerset, and also in Exeter, co. 
Devon. 

In view of these facts a further search should be made in the records of Somer- 
set and Devon, and the parish registers or Bishop's transcripts for Old Cleeve and 
the neighboring parishes ought to be examined, as there can be little doubt that 
Giles Slocombe, son of Charity of Old Cleeve, and Giles of Portsmouth, R. I., are 
identical. Giles was probably a near relative of Anthony of Taunton, Mass., and 
the latter probably came to New England in the company of Mistress Elizabeth 
Poole, who founded Taunton and who, being a native of the West Country, 
brought the earliest settlers of Taunton from the counties of Devon, Somerset, 
and Dorset. 

Newport, R. I. G. Andrews Mokiarty, Jr. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-xx-ui), "that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in maldng it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to offer the 
arms for record with this Societ}''," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which 
they believe to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of 
painting the arms and making up the record will have to be defrayed by the ap- 
plicants, and the Committee has determined that $3.00 for each coat will barely 
suffice. 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money wiU be returned 



1916] Recent Books 285 

unless the applicant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 
The Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
in size, there will be many other things of extreme interest contributed with the 
arms and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manors, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in supple- 
mentary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. Applications in 
which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated in the 
report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the making of applications may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. 

Plainfield (Conn.) Historical Society. — The Plainfield Historical Society 
has been organized in the town of Plainfield, Conn., with seventeen charter mem- 
bers. Judge John E. Prior, whose address is Moosup, Conn., is president, and 
members of the Society are already taking steps to preserve some of the vital 
records existing in the town by copying the inscriptions found in the many small 
burial grounds there. These inscriptions will be printed in a future number of the 
Register. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Cook. — Gregory, of Cambridge and Watertown, Mass., bom in England, died 
at Watertown 1 Jan. 1690/1, by W. Burt Cook, Jr., 51 Waldorf Court, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

Oliphant. — Duncan, born in Scotland in 1682, died in Amwell Township, 
Hunterdon Co., N. J., in Aug. 1734, with all branches of the Oliphant family in 
the United States and Canada, by Samuel Grant Oliphant, Ph.D., F. R. S. A., 
Grove City, Pa. 

Orvis. — George, died at Farmington, Conn., 27 Apr. 1664, by Francis Way- 
land Orvis, 189 Stanley Place, Hackensack, N. J. 

Snow. — Richard, born in England, probably in 1607, died at Woburn, Mass., 
5 May 1677, by George B. Snow, 231 Kennebec Avenue, Long Beach, Cal. 

Watson. — Jonathan, of Dover, N. H., 1675, died at Dover soon after 1714, 
by Stephen Marion Watson, 1014 North State Street, Chicago, 111. 



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GENEALOGICAL 

Ackley genealogy. Dewitt Clinton Ackley, Clarissa Woodworth Ackley; 
their ancestors and descendants. By [Buel] Clifford Ackley, M.D. Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1915. 27 + [11 p. pl. por. 8° 



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Barclay genealogy. Our branch of Barclays. 3d edition. New York, 
Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1915. 76 + [2] p. 12° 

Burford genealogy. Burford genealogy, showing the ancestors and descend- 
ants of Miles Washington Burford and Nancy Jane Burford, the father and 
mother of the compiler. By Weslej^ B[rowning] Burford. Privately printed. 
Indianapolis [Press of William B. Burford], 1914. 132 + [1] P- fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Butler genealogy. Book of the family and lineal descendants of Medad 
Butler, late of Stuyvesant, Columbia Co., N. Y. Compiled by William Allen 
Butler, to October 29, 1887, and continued by Willard Parker Butler, to October 
29, 1915. [New York] 1915. 119 + 9 p. 4° 

Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle. Vol. 7, no. 2. April, 1916. The 
Chase-Chace Family Association. James F. Chase, seci*etary, 159 Devonshire 
St., Boston, p. 13-24, il. 8° Price $1.00 a year. 

Cochran genealogy. Chronicles of the Cochrans; being a series of historical 
events and narratives, in which members of this family have played a prominent 
part. By Mrs. Ida Clara (Cochran) Haughton. Columbus, Ohio, The Stone- 
man Press Co., 1915. 148 + [1] p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Address the author, 1628 
Summit St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Fox genealogy. Fox Family News. Vol. 4, nos. 1-6. [New York, 1915.] 
30 p. il. 8° Price $1.00 per year. Address the editor, Howard Fox, 616 Madison 
Ave., New York City. 

Gallatin genealogy. Ancestry of Albert Gallatin, born Geneva, Switzerland, 
January 29, 1761; died New York, August 12, 1849, and of Hannah Nicholson, 
born New York, September 11, 1766; died New York, May 14, 1849, with a 
list of their descendants to the second and third generation. Compiled from 
Life of Albert Gallatin, by Henry Adams, 1879; History of Nicholson family, 
by Byam Kerby Stevens, 1911, and other sources. Revised by Col. William 
Plutaib Bacon, M.A. [New York, Press of Tobias A[lexander] Wright, 1916.] 
57 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. por. 8° 

Godman genealogy. Appendix to the family of Godman. By Percy Sanden 
Godman. [Hampsteel, Cowfold, Eng., 1916.] 52 p. geneal. tab. 4° 

Goodrich genealogy. Levi Smith Goodrich, pioneer physician in Howard, 
Steuben Co., in the "Genesee country," New York State, 1820; a reprint of 
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with additional facts and dates. By Mrs. Ervilla Goodrich Tuttle. [Hornell, 
N. Y., Press of the Tribune-Times, 1915.] 38 p. pi. por. 12° 

Gray genealogy. William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, and some of his de- 
scendants. By Edward Gray. Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1916. 35 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° One hundred copies reprinted from the Historical Collections 
of the Essex Institute, vol. 52. 

Hanaford genealogy. Family records of branches of the Hanaford, Thompson, 
Huckins, PresCott, Smith, Neal, Haley, Lock, Swift, Plumer, Leavitt, Wilson, 
Green, and allied families. By Mary Elisabeth Neal Hanaford. Rockford, 111., 
1915. 6 + [2] + 335 p. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Harrison genealogy. A brief history of the first Harrisons of Virginia, de- 
scendants of Cuthbert Harrison, Esq., of Ancaster, Eng., from 1600 to 1915. 
By Henrv Tazewell Harrison. [Washington, D. C., National Capital Press] 
1915. [40 + 4] p. pi. 8° 

Harrison genealogy. Five generations of Connecticut Harrisons. By Mrs. 
Frances Harrison Corbin. Boston [F. H. Gilson Co.], 1916. 20 p. 8" Re- 
printed from Register for January, 1916. 

Hopkins marriages. The Clemens American marriage records, vol. 5. Early 
marriage records of the Hopkins family in the United States. Official and 
authoritative records of Hopkins marriages in the original states and colonies 
from 1628 to 1865. Edited by William Montgomery Clemens. First edition, 
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Hubbell genealogy. History of the Hubbell family, containing genealogical 
records of the ancestors and descendants of Richard Hubbell from 1086 to 1915. 
Second edition. By Walter Hubbell. New York, published for subscribers by 
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Larpent genealogy. Note concerning the family of Larpent settled between 
1695-1705 in Denmark and Norway. [By Frederic de H. Larpent. London, 
Eng., 1916.] 7 p. 4° 

Magruder genealogy. John Magruder [1694-1750] of " Dunblane." By 
Caleb Clarke Magruder, Jr. Baltimore, The Waverly Press, 1913. p. 81-95, 
fcsm. por. 8° Extracted from the yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, 
1913. 

Magruder genealogy. Nathan Magruder of " Knave's Dispute." By Caleb 
Clarke Magruder. lip. fcsm. 8° Reprinted from yearbook of American Clan 
Gregor Society, 1915. 

Neil genealogy. From generation to generation. The genealogies of Henry 
Moore Neil, Abby Grosvenor Tillinghaste, Guy Mallon, Albert Neilson Slayton, 
Byron Lakin Bargar, Alfred Hastings Chapin. By Julia Evans (Stone) Neil. 
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Nims genealogy. Dedication of the Godfrey Nims Memorial, the eleventh 
reunion of the Nims Family Association, and field day of the Pocumtuck Valley 
Memorial Association, Deerfield, Mass., August 13, 1914. [Greenfield, Mass., 
E. A. Hall & Co., 1914.] 55 p. pi. 8° 

Palmer genealogy. Ancestors. [Ancestry of Bertha Bruce Palmer. By 
Bertha Bruce Palmer. Newmarket, N. H., 1914.] 89 + [20] p. 8° 

An account will be found of the following families: Palmer, Bent, Howe, Barnes, Goodnow, 
Chapin, Gilbert of Windsor, Conn., Gilbert of Ipswich, Mass., Killum, Potter, and Bruce. 

Palmer genealogy. Palmer pedigree of William Lincoln Palmer. By William 
Lmcohi Palmer, n. p. [1916] [2] p. 4° 

Pease genealogy. Albert S, Pease, selections from his poems, with an auto- 
biography and a genealogy of his descendants. [By Albert S. Pease.] New 
York, James T. White & Co., 1915. 7 + 95 p. por. 8° 

Polk genealogy. Memoirs of a Southern woman " within the lines " and a 
genealogical record [Polk family]. By Mary Polk Branch. Chicago, The 
Joseph G. Branch Publishing Co., publishers, cl912. 107 p. fcsm. pi. por. 12° 

Reade genealogy. The Reade Record, no. 8. The Reade Society. Boston, 
1915. 16 p. fcsm. il. 8° 

Shedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association (incorporated), 
vol. 5. Fifth annual meeting and third general reunion, August 30, 1915, Billerica, 
Mass. Boston, Mass., 1915. 62 p. pi. por. 8° Frank Edson Shedd, secretary, 
60 Federal St., Boston. 

Smith genealogy. Genealogy of the Smith [descendants of Henry of Reho- 
both, Mass.], Walkup, Bell, Perry, and allied families. By John Eraser Smith. 
Chicago, 111., 1915. 37 + 5 p. pi. 8° 

Snow genealogy. No. 34. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Nicholas^ Snow of Eastham and some of his descendants, together with SamueP 
Storrs, Thomas^ Huckins, Elder John^ Chipman, and Isaac^ Wells, allied to the 
Snows by marriage. By James W[illiam] Hawes. Yarmouthport, Mass., 
C[harles] W. Swift, publisher and printer, 1916. 24 p. 8° 

Sprague genealogy. Supplemental to Sprague famihes in America [ancestors 
and descendants of Silas Sprague in America]. By Frank H. Sprague. Grand 
Forks, N. Dak., Thnes-Herald Publishing Co., 1915. 48 p. por. 8° 

Tennant genealogy. Genealogy of the Tennant family, their ancestors and 
descendants through many generations. By Rev. Albert Milton Tennant, 
with contributions from other members of the family. Dunkirk, N. Y., Dun- 
kirk Printing Co., 1915. 356 p. pi. por. 8" 



288 Recent Books [July 

Wessels genealogy. Genealogical notes relating to Warnaer Wessels and his 
descendants. By Dr. J[oseph] G[aston] B[aillie] Bulloch and Arthur Adams. 
New York [Press of Tobias A[lexander] Wright], 1913. 15 p. 4^ Reprinted 
from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record for October, 1913. 

Genealogy. Proceedings, International Congress of Genealogy, San Fran- 
cisco, July 28-31, 1915. Published by organization committee of International 
Genealogical Federation, n. p. n. d. 106 p. por. 8° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Blodgett, George Ward, memoir. George Ward Blodgett, bachelor of science 
of civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A memoir pre- 
pared for the Class of 1873. Bv Henry Ayling Phillips. Boston, privately printed, 

1915. 29 + [1] p. fcsm. por.8° 

Darragh, Lydia, memoir. Lydia Darragh, one of the heroines of the Revo- 
lution. By Henry Darrach, not related or connected with the family. Written 
for the City History Society of Philadelphia and read at the meeting of November 
10, 1915. Philadelphia, published by the Society, 1916. p. 379-403, il. map 
por. 8° 

Harrison, Peter, memoir. Peter Harrison, 1716-1775, first professional 
architect in America. Redwood Library, Newport; King's Chapel, Boston; 
Brick Market House, Newport; Christ Church, Cambridge; Jews' Synagogue, 
Newport. Presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society, March 9, 1916, 
by Charles Henry Hart. Boston, 1916. 10 p. 8° Fifty copies reprinted from 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. 49. 

Mayer, Alfred Marshall, memoir. National Academy of Sciences of the 
United States of America. Biographical memoirs, part of vol. 8. Biographical 
memoir of Alfred Marshall Mayer, 1836-1897. By Alfred G. Mayer and Robert 
S. Woodward. Presented to the Academy at the autumn meeting, 1915. Wash- 
ington, published by the National Academy of Sciences, 1916. p. 243-272, fcsm. 
por. 8° 

Nicolet, John, memoir. John Nicolet. Exercises at the unveiling of the 
tablet commemorating the discovery and exploration of the Northwest; held 
on Mackinac Island, July 12, 1915, under the auspices of the Michigan His- 
torical Commission and the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. Lansing, 
Michigan Historical Commission, 1915. 25 p. pi. por. 8° 

Schleicher, Lydia Ernestine Wegelin, memoir. Lydia Ernestine Wegelin 
Schleicher, August 28, 1879; January 3, 1916. New York, privately printed, 

1916. 7 p. por. 12° 

Harvard College, Class of 1863. Class of 1863 of Harvard College, memoirs, 
April, 1915, to April, 1916. Cambridge, The University Press, 1916. 14 p. 
fcsm. por. 8° 

Harvard College, Class of 191 2. Secretary's second report. Harvard College, 
Class of 1912. Cambridge, printed for the Class, Crimson Printing Co. [1916]. 
9 + 71 p. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

California, journalism. Journalism in California. By John P. Young. Pacific 
coast and exposition biographies. San Francisco, Cal., Chronicle Publishing 
Co., 1915. 10 + 362 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Japan and America. Japan's real attitude toward America. A reply to Mr. 
George Bronson Rea's " Japan's place in the sun — the menace to America." 
Edited by Toyokichi lyenaga, Ph.D. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's 
Sons, 1916. 8 + 94 p. 8° 

Massachusetts General Court manual. The Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. Manual for the use of the General Court containing the rules of the two 
branches, together with the constitution of the Commonwealth and that of the 



1916] Recent Books 289 

United States, and a list of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of 
the state government, state institutions and their officers, and other statistical 
information. By Henry D[ingley] Coolidge and James W. Kimball. Boston, 
Mass., Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1916. 14 + 699 p. il. pi. 16° 

Massachusetts, record commissioner. Twenty-eighth report of the com- 
missioner of public records, 1915. By Henry E[rnestj Woods. Boston, Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., 1915. 8 p. 8° 

New England and the Western Fur Trade. New England and the Western 
fur trade, 1629-1675. By Arthur Howland Buffinton. Cambridge, Mass., 
John Wilson & Son, 1916. p. 160-192, 8° Reprinted from the Publications of 
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 18. 

North Carolina, history. Western North Carolina, a history from 1730 to 
1913. By John Preston Arthur. Published by The Edward Buncombe Chapter 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Asheville, N. C. Raleigh, 
N. C, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1914. 710 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Schuylkill County, Pa., history. Blue book of Schuylkill County; who was 
who and why in interior eastern Pennsylvania, in Colonial days. The Huguenots 
and Palatines; their service in Queen Anne's, French and Indian, and Revolu- 
tionary Wars. History of the Zerbey, Schwalm, Miller, Merkle, Minnich, 
Staudt, and many other representative families. By Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott. 
Pottsville, Pa., "Republican," Joseph H. Zerbey, proprietor, publishers, 1916. 
6 + 9 — 456 p. fcsm. il. map pi. 8° Price $3.75. Address the author, 504 West 
Norwegian St., Pottsville, Pa. 

United States Flag. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution. The origin and evolution of the United States flag. Address delivered 
by R. C. Ballard Thruston before the 26th annual congress, at the patriotic 
meeting in San Francisco, California, July 24, 1915. Washington, 1915. 16 p. 
pi. 8° Reprinted from National Year Book, 1915, p. 257-265. 

Watauga County, North Carolina. History of Watauga County, N. C, with 
sketches of prominent families. By John Preston Arthur. Written at the re- 
quest of Roy M. Brown, W. D. Farthing, W. R. Gragg, G. P. Hagaman, W. L. 
Bryan, F. A. Linney, P. C. Younce, A. C. Reese, A. J. Greene, R. C. Rivers, J. S. 
Winkler, I. G. Greer, T. E. Bingham, D. D. Dougherty, M. B. Blackburn, L. 
Greer, J. ¥/. Hodges, B. B. Dougherty, C. J. Cottrell, W. P. Moody, D. J. Cot- 
trell, and R. L. Bingham, who guaranteed all costs of publication. Richmond, 
Everett Waddey Co., 1915. 10 + 364 p. pi. por. 8° 

(6) Local 

Boston, Mass., Ye Crown Coffee House. Ye Crown Coffee House, a story of 
Old Boston. By Walter K[endall] Watkins. Boston, published by Henderson 
& Ross, 1916. 55 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por 8° 

Detroit, Mich., Governor and Judges Records. Governor and judges journal. 
Proceedings of the Land board of Detroit. By Clarence M[onroe] Burton, 
edited by M. Agnes Burton, n. p. 1915. 314 p. fcsm. map por. 8° 

Dorchester, Mass., First Parish Church. Historical sketch of the Dorchester 
First Parish. From the writings of Daniel Weld Baker. With illustrations 
from his photographs. Albany, N. Y., 1916. 77 p. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Americana. Americana, vol. 11, no. 1, January, 1916. New York, National 
Americana Society, 1916. 122 p. 4° 

James Sprunt Historical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. Vol. 14, no. 1. Contents, The Harris 
letters. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. [Dur- 
ham, N. C, The Seeman Printery, 1916.] 91 p. 8° 

James Sprunt Historical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 



290 Recent Books [July] 

The North Carolina Historical Society. Vol. 15, nos. 1 and 2. Contents, 
Party politics in North Carolina, 1835-1860. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Henry 
McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. [Durham, N. C, The Seeman Printery, 1916.] 
212 p. 8° 

Minnesota History Bulletin. Minnesota History Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 4, 
November, 1915. Published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society, 
St. Paul, 1915. p. 153-246, 8° 

New England Society in the City of New York. One hundred and tenth an- 
niversary celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York, at 
the Waldorf-Astoria, December 22, 1915. [New York, WilUam Green, 1916.] 
136 p. 4° 

Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Governors. Vol. 1. Philadelphia, 1916. 
323 p. il. 8° 

Quinabaug Historical Society. Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. Vol. 
3, nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Southbridge, Mass., n. d. p. 25-111, il. 8° 

Rumford Historical Association. Rumford Historical Association, incorpo- 
rated 1877, Woburn, Mass. [By-laws, list of oflBcers, and members. Woburn, 
Mass., The Andrews Print] 1915. 31 p. il. pi. por. 16'' 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California. Roster of the Society Sons of 
the Revolution in the State of California, twenty-fourth year, January, 1916. 
[Los Angeles, Cal., Standard Printing Co., 1916.] n. p. 4° 

Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Massachusetts. Register of the Society 
of the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Printed 
in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Society, 1891-1916. 
n. p. [1916]. 194 + [1] p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Society Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania. Annual proceedings, Penn- 
sylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1914-1915. Philadelphia, 1915. 
72 4- [1] p. fcsm. 4° 

Vineland Historical Magazine. Devoted to history, biography, and genealogy. 
April 1916. Published quarterly by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian 
Society. Vineland, N. J., 1916. p. 17-32, 4° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Freemasonry, Massachusetts, Grand Lodge. Proceedings of the Most 
Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts for the Year 1915. M. W. Melvin M. Johnson, 
Grand Master. R. W. Frederick W. Hamilton, Grand Secretarj\ [Cambridge, 
Caustic-Claflin Co., 1916.] 10 + 524 + 17 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Jews in War Zone. The Jews in the eastern war zone. Published by The 
American Jewish Committee. New York, 1916. 120 p. 12° Address The 
American Jewish Committee, 356 Second Ave., New York City. 



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THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENE- 
ALOGICAL SOCIETY is now located in its new build- 
ing at No. 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, with adequate 
space for future growth, with safe quarters for its mag- 
inificent genealogical library, and with facilities for the 
economical administration of its various departments. 

It needs substantial increases of endowment and 
income, in order to prosecute its work with vigor and 
ito accomplish the objects for which it was founded. 

Its past achievements, in gathering a library which 
lis unrivalled in its field, in publishing data relating to 
American families unsurpassed either in amount or 
quality by any kindred institution, in making extensive 
researches in England, the results of which have been 
of national importance, in conducting monthly public 
meetings which are largely attended, and in promoting 
interest in genealogical studies in America throughout 
the entire period of its existence, entitle the Society to 
consideration by all interested in American genealogy, 
and ought to enlist the support of those who desire the 
preservation of the records of American families. 

Its officers will gladly confer with anyone desiring 
to create memorial funds by gift or bequest, the income 
ff which shall be used to promote the objects of the 
\^ociety. 

Its membership is open to all persons of good char- 
acter who are interested in the work of the Society. 
Its quarterly periodical. The New England His- 
torical AND Genealogical Register, is the leading 
publication of its kind, and is sent free to resident and 
life members. 

The fee for resident membership is $5.00 per calen- 
dar year, and the fee for life membership is $50.00. 



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SUMMER FIELD WORK 

FOR 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society 



The Committee on Epitaphs of the New England Historic Genealogical l 
Society requests members of the Society who spend the summer months in New Eng- ' 
land to aid the work of the Society by methodically copying the inscriptions in old 
burial grounds. 

This work is of importance, and in other States than Massachusetts such inscriptions 
are often one of the principal sources of genealogical information. Not only public 
burial grounds but the private ones often found on New England farms are of the,, 
greatest genealogical interest. 1 

These records should be preserved and made available for students of genealogj' in 
our Library. 

The work is not difficult, and gives a pleasant out-door occupation for leisure 
hours. 

The copies should be made literally, following all the abbreviations and the spelling 
of the original. 

They should be written as ordinary text, with a vertical mark after each word that! 
ends a line in the original inscription, as in the following example: 

In Memory of | Mr EBENEZER GILBART i Died May Ilth 1806 i 
in the 77th Year of | his Age. 

• 

The verses often placed on such stones need not be copied unless they convey his- 
torical or genealogical facts; but in each instance a note should be made stating that 
such a verse was omitted in the copy. 

The best method is to take into the field a small paper block which can easily be 
held in one hand, and to write only one inscription on each sheet. The inscriptions can 
then easily be arranged alphabetically. 

When all the inscriptions have been obtained, do not copy them into a blank book, 
but send to the Society for some durable paper which has been manufactured especially 
for manuscripts that are to be used by the public. This paper will be furnished on 
request. Leave a margin of an inch all around the page to allow for trimming iii 
binding. 

Unmounted photographs of headstones of unusual historic or other interest add tc 
the attractiveness and value of the manuscript. 

Please give a clear and explicit statement as to the location of the burial grounds. 

Address all communications to 

CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON EPITAPHS, 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, 

9 Ashburton Place, 

BOSTON, MASS. 

THE COMMITTEE ON ENGLISH RESEARCH 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society asks foi 

contributions for the continuance of its work in England. Subscrip 
tions may be sent to Charles S. Penhallow, Chairman^ 803 Sears Building 
Boston, Mass. 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1916 



THE| REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
published quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number contains 
from eighty to ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, $4.00 per 
year in advance, commencing January. 
Current single numbers, $1.00. Prices of 
complete sets, of odd volumes, and of single 
numbers quoted on apphcation. Unobjec- 
tionable advertisements accepted at rea- 
sonable rates. 

Consolidated Index of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 
1-50. Index of Persons A to Z, Index of 
Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
$100. 

i%The Register with its Consolidated 
Index is indispensable to family historians, 
genealogists, and all persons seeking in- 
formation about American families. The 
number of complete sets in existence is 
limited, and their value is constantly 
increasing. 

ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible. 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
persons and over 10,000 names of places. 

$6.00 
Emigrants. Emigrants from England, 

1773-1776. 1913. 206 pages. $4.00 
Emigrants. List of Emigrants to America 

from Liverpool, 1697-1707. 1913. 

55 pages. $1.00 

Research in England. An essay to aid 

the student. Lea. 1905. 36 pages. 

SI. 00 



VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 

Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who hved in these towns. 

Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. $8.00 

Alford, 1902. 32 pages. .75 

Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 2.25 

Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 1.25 

Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 1.75 

Belhngham, 1904. 222 pages. 2.75 

BiUerica, 1908. 405 pages. 5.25 

Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 4.75 

Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 2.25 

Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 3.25 

Chihnark, 1904. 96 pages. 1.25 

Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 1.25 

Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 1.50 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. ' 4.00 

Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 5.75 

Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 3.50 

Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 3.25 

Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 1.25 

Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 3.00 

Or. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 1.25 

Greenfield, 1915. 299 pages. 3.75 

Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 1.50 

Heath, 1915. 142 pages. 1.75 

Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 1 . 25 

HoUiston, 1908. 358 pages. 4.50 

Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 6.00 

Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 5.00 

Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 3.00 

Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 2.25 

Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 3.25 

Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 6.00 

Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 4.50 

Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 1 . 75 

Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 1.50 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pages. 2.25 

Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 6.50 

Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 5.25 

Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 3.00 

Pelham, 1902. 177 pages, 2.25 

Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 6.00 

Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 1.50 

Richmond, 1913. 113 pages. 1.50 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 9.75 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 909 pages. 11 . 50 

Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 3.50 

Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pages. 5.00 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



50 
75 
75 
75 
25 
00 
1.50 
9.25 
2.25 
2.00 



Sudbury, 1903. 332 pages. $4.26 

Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. 3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 
Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 
Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 
Washington, 1904. 57 pages. 
Way land, 1910. 160 pages. 
W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 
W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 pages. 
WiUiamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 
Wort hington, 1911. 159 pages. 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
is replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
small edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, $2.00 each; vols. 6-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famihes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belknap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Maes. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor, $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.76 

Darby-Derby. John Darby of Marble- 
head, Mass., and his descendants. 

Five generations. Derby. 7 pages. 

$0.50 
Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of hiis 

hfe with a record of his earHer de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. $3.00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. $3 . 00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 

R. L Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumney 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. $0 . 75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Ga?-- 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1905, 

12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Boston 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish). 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Salisbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909. 

10 pages. $0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 

Gillson and Jillson family. Jillson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. ^ $0.75 
Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Metcalf families. Harris. 1861. 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

laynes and Noyes. Descendants of 

Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes 
of Sudbury, Mass. NeweU. 1893. 

5 pages. $0 . 50 

lill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Bart- 

lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.00 

lills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
liam Hills, emigrant in 1632, and of 
Joseph Hills, emigrant in 1638. Hills. 

148 pages. $3.00 

lolmes. The descendants of George 

Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 

Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 

432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

luntoon. Phihp Hunton and his de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 

pages. $1.00 

fones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Bart- 

lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

Omber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 

of Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire, 

Eng. Kimber. 1894. 76pages. $2.00 
inapp. Descendants of William Knapp 

of Watertown, Mass. Knapp. 1909. 

76 pages. $2.00 

vakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 

Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 
Oay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 

Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 

pages. $0.75 

wcvet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 

Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 

English and American famiUes of 

Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 

21 pages. $1.00 

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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



OCTOBER, 1916 
GEORGE EMERY LITTLEFIELD, A.B. 

By John Woodbury, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

George Emery Littlefield, bookseller, bibliophile, and author, 
and a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
died suddenly at Hamilton, Mass., on 4 September 1915. 

He was born in Boston, Mass., 29 August 1844, the son of Jacob 
and Sarah (Hill) Littlefield. He was seventh in descent from 
Edmund^ Littlefield of Exeter, N. H., and Wells, Me., the immi- 
grant ancestor of the New England Littlefields, who was baptized 
at Titchfield, co. Hants, England, 27 June 1592, and died, pre- 
sumably at Wells, Me., 14 December 1661. Edmund^ Littlefield 
was the eldest son of Francis and Mary Littlefield of Titchfield, co. 
Hants. Francis was born probably about 1565 and was buried at 
Titchfield 22 October 1618. Mary, who was the first wife of Francis, 
was buried at Titchfield 29 October 1605. Francis Littlefield was 
a clothier and left a good estate. His son Edmund married at 
Titchfield, 16 October 1614, Agnes (also called Anne or Annis) Austin, 
probably the ''Agnice awstine" who was baptized at Titchfield 1 
February 1596/7, daughter of Richard of Titchfield. She sailed for 
New England, with six children and two servants, in the ship Bevis 
from Southampton, in May 1638. Her husband and elder son 
Francis had probably preceded her in emigrating to New England. 
Edmund appears first at Exeter, where he signed the Combination 
on 5 June 1639, and in 1643 he received a grant of land at Wells. 
He left an estate of £588. 13s. 4d.* George Emery Littlefield was 
descended from Edmund^ Littlefield through Francis^ the Elder 
(there were two sons named Francis) of Wells, Me., who was baptized 
at Titchfield, co. Hants, 17 June 1619, Dependence^ of Wells, Samuel^ 
of Wells, Dependence^ of Wells, Ehas^ of Sanford, Me., and Jacob^ 
of Sanford, his father, who was born at Sanford 23 March 1815 and 
died at Cambridge, Mass., 11 September 1877. Jacob^ Littlefield 
married at Biddeford, Me., 30 April 1840, Sarah Hill, born at Bidde- 
ford 5 December 1811 and sixth in descent from Peter^ Hill, who 
settled at Biddeford about 1648. 

At the time of George Littlefield's birth his parents were living on 
Milton Street in the West End of Boston, and his early education 

* For English records pertaining to this family see Register, vol. 67, pp. 343-348. 

VOL. LXX. 19 



292 George Emery LitUefield [Oct. 

was obtained in the public schools of that city. He was a pupil at 
the Mayhew School on Hawkins Street and at the Philhps School on 
Grove Street. He entered the Pubhc Latin School, then on Bed- 
ford Street, in 1859, and Harvard College in 1862. Graduating in 
1866 with the degree of A.B., he entered the Lawrence Scientific 
School, intending to adopt the profession of civil engineer. A love 
of old books and a distrust of his opportunities as an engineer led 
him at the end of two years to leave the Scientific School and to 
associate himself in business with Charles F. Sprague, who had pre- 
viously been employed in the well-known antiquarian bookshop of 
T. 0. H. P. Burnham. The place of business of the new firm was at 
32 Brattle Street in Boston, and in addition to old books and pam- 
phlets they bought and sold antiquities connected with the history of 
New England. About 1870, after the withdrawal of Mr. Sprague, 
Mr. Littlefield removed the business to 67 CornhiU, and his bookshop 
from that time until he closed it in August 1915 was the resort of 
scholars and collectors interested in New England history and 
genealogy. When "modern improvements" demanded the destruc- 
tion of the old building and Mr. Littlefield decided that, owing to 
his age and condition of health, the business could not be trans- 
planted and the shop must close, the announcement was generally 
received not only with sincere regret but with a sense of the passing 
of a landmark in Boston's literary life. 

The Bibliographer of the Boston Evening Transcript thus de- 
scribed the shop: 

''Busy passers-by along Cornhill, intent on their own affairs, carry away 
but a shadowy recollection of old book stores, jumbled up with small shops 
devoted to all sorts of trade. To the book collector, however, the old and 
somewhat obscure sign, ^George E. Littlefield, Books,' meant that the pil- 
grim had come to Littlefield's. It was a place in which Dickens would have 
delighted. Entering the door, the visitor was confronted by shelves of 
books. Halfway back through the store was one stairway which descended 
to dark depths in which were shelves, piles and bundles of books. Another 
stairway went up a few steps toward back wiadows which were dimmed 
with books and pamphlets. In the corner was a desk, before which was an 
old Windsor chair which has been occupied by the foremost scholars and 
speciahsts in American history in this country. The corner desk would be 
piled with books to a depth of two feet, and behind this, often writing on a 
drawer which had been pulled out to give the proprietor room, would be 
sitting a kindly-faced, well-built, clear-eyed man, whom every book col- 
lector and dealer in America knew as Mr. Littlefield and a recognized au- 
thority on old books." 

A college classmate and friend has thus written of the visitors who 
frequented the place: 

''He dealt in all sorts of works, but made a specialty of those relating to 
American history and genealogy. Those subjects held deep interest for him. 
He gathered a vast amount of information and earned a reputation that 
spread throughout the country. Those collecting books for both public 
and private hbraries sought his advice, and he was a recognized authority 
on Americana in England as well as in America. Among his customers were 
Longfellow, Ohver Wendell Hohnes, and James RusseU Lowell. ^ Others 
were Thomas Bailey Aldrich, John Fiske, Charles Deane, Vice-President of 



1916] George Emery LitOefield 293 

the Massachusetts Historical Society, who left a very valuable library, 
Charles Francis Adams, who picked up in the shop many books that aided 
him in his historical writings, Francis Gardner, Head Master of the Boston 
Latin School, WiUiam B. Trask of Dorchester, well known as an antiquarian 
and writer, John Ward Dean, Librarian of the Genealogical Society, Gov. 
Charles H. Bell of New Hampshire, whose love of books led him often to 
Boston from his home in Exeter, Rear-Admiral George H. Preble, U.S.N., 
and last but not least his friend of many years. Dr. and Ex-Mayor Samuel 
A. Green. As Littlefield himself said: ^You may say that practically all 
the well-known Boston writers and scholars were among my customers in 
the forty-five years that I have done business here. That is, they came in 
person, and many of them became my close friends. Of course I had hun- 
dreds of other customers, in other parts of the country, whom I knew only 
through correspondence. Librarians, genealogists, collectors of Americana, 
book auctioneers, and others wishing special information about American 
books got into the way of writing me for advice, and in that way my ac- 
quaintance became extended.^ " 

A bibliophile himseK, Mr. Littlefield was in quick sympathy with 
his customers of similar tastes. Without a suspicion of commercialism^ 
he was interested in finding out and supplying their wants, and he 
took pleasure and pride in the improvement of their collections, 
without that envy of possession which sometimes mars the relations 
between collectors. 

It was natural that Mr. Littlefield's wide knowledge of Americana 
and genealogy should lead him to authorship. Besides many short 
articles and papers, he wrote three books of distinction and perma- 
nent value. The titles, which indicate their contents, are as follows: 
"Early Boston Booksellers, 1642-1711/' Boston, 1900; "Early 
Schools and School-Books of New England/' Boston, 1904; "The 
Early Massachusetts Press, 1638-1711," Boston, 1907. All three 
books were pubhshed in limited editions by the Club of Odd Volumes 
of Boston, of which he was an early member and for many years its 
librarian. The editions were quickly exhausted, and whenever 
copies appear for sale they bring greatly enhanced prices. 

Another item that deserves notice is "1607-1907. A Descriptive 
Catalogue of the Massachusetts Exhibit of Colonial Books at the 
Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition. Privately Printed in Bos- 
ton, 1907," which was prepared by him to describe this collection, 
which owed its completeness and value largely to his efforts as a 
member of the Book Committee of the Exhibition Managers, his 
object being "to show, by a judicious selection, that American 
literature began certainly as early as the arrival of the Pilgrims and 
Puritans on the shores of New England, and that our early New 
England ancestors were able to produce literature, not only in its 
widest sense, but also in the more limited sense of belles-lettres, or 
polite literature, including poetry and history." The exhibit secured 
a gold medal, the highest award. 

Mr. Littlefield had been a resident member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society since 1882, and from the year 1912 
until his death he was a member of its Committee on Sale of Pub- 
lications. On 3 October 1900 he read a paper before the Society on 
Capt, William Pierce of the Ann, the Mayflower and the Lyon. Other 



294 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

organizations of which he was a member were the Society of Colonial 
Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Maine Historical 
Society, the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Western Reserve 
Historical Society, and the Somerville (Ma^s.) Historical Society. 

Mr. Littlefield married at Cambridge, Mass., 8 February 1870, 
Emily Frances Willis, who was born at Charlestown, Mass., 22 
September 1845, daughter of David Cobb and Hannah (Goodrich) 
Willis of Charlestown. Their daughter and only child, Gertrude 
Elizabeth, was born at Somerville, Mass., 8 January 1871. She be- 
came the wife of Mr. J. M. Meggett. Mr. and Mrs. Littlefield made 
their home in Somerville, a suburb of Boston, for nearly the whole 
of their married life. The last few months of George Littlefield's life 
would have been wholly tragic, had it not been for the close sympathy 
of true friends who felt his sorrows and troubles as their own and 
joined in helping him to bear the combined assaults of fate. His 
daughter and only child had died a few years before. Then came 
the events which led to the closing of the old shop. Then came the 
death, after a painful illness, of his wife. It Would seem as if human 
nature could bear no more. In one way or another the enormous 
stock of books and pamphlets which represented years of accumulation 
was dispersed. The genealogical works and town histories went to 
the book establishment of a friend, who created a separate depart- 1 
ment to be in his charge. He had just entered upon this new ex- 
perience when on a pleasant summer afternoon, while riding with a 
valued friend, he was suddenly stricken and died. 

The hfe of George Emery Littlefield, to those who regard the 
essentials, must seem to have been well-rounded and complete. He 
early found a useful and valuable work to perform, which gave him 
congenial occupation and surroundings. His own warm-hearted- 
ness and high sense of honor made him permanent friendships, and 
his genial manners, love of good conversation, and keen sense of 
humor brought him the pleasures of companionship. A long and 
happy married life was shadowed only by those sorrows which no 
man can escape. The respect of all, the regard of friends, the love 
of family, and the labor of life well done — was not this enough? 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A. B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 2201 

[1809, January] 

10 went into Boston 8: out to Cambridge. 

11 I in the Court House chief of ye Day heard a great number of actions 
tried. 

12 I sot of at 12 o'clock E Jackson lost his Cause with Curtis & Ware & T 
came home. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 295 

14 I went to Groton see Brother Phinehas he Dreadfull sick nevir to 
recover of his sickness. 

15 I at meeting . . . my Brother Died about 5 O.Clock in afternoon . . . 
as I hear. . . 

16 Capt S"^ Gilson Came to my house to inform me of the death of my 
Brother Phinehas I went to Egertons & round to let his relation know of 
it &c. 

18 I went to Groton at the funeral of my Brother Phinehas great numb®'' 
Egerton wife, Emme, Hazen, 2 children, Jam & wife, Cap* Joseph, & my 
Salley; he was Entered at 4 o'clock and we came home. 

[February] 

2 to Davids in ye afternoon Stephen Longley and wife there had set down. 
12 I at meeting John Robbins & wife & mother at my house. 

15 I at home Jam, David, Hazen, Whitney, & S Longley, & their wives at 
my house in ye afternoon took a good set down &c. 

19 I at meeting Mr Whitney pubhshed to the widow Gaffield. 

28 I went to my old farm took my wife Mr Harkness & wife Cap* Egerton 
& wife &c &c. 

[March] 

2 I at the funeral of old M^s Darby. 

5 I at meeting Tom W red a sermon. 

17 I at Luneningburgh on arabation with Wallis Little about Daniel Harris 
Cow Esq'^ Starns Doct'^ Haskell & Colo Rushing &c. 

30 Thomas Whitney Had a son Born about * 

[May] 

I Town meeting Chose Nath^ Holdin to represent Shirley agreed to re- 
move the Horse sheads and other matters & things done. 

28 I at meeting 13 persons forenoon. 

[June] 

16 I at meeting 15 persons at meet. 

[July] 

3 I set off for Salem & Beverly &c. 

4 I rode on to Beverly to see Isaac Sanderson then on to Charlestown a 
great Concourse people I put up Blanchard 3 or 4 thousand people 
present. 

[August] 

5 I at the Court between T Faulkner & Olivir Page at Whitneys consern- 
ing tol. a great N^ of witnesses Damage 5$ Paid by Page & cost &c. 

[September] 

10 I at meeting sister Lepha Parker came to my house to go to see Harris. 

II she & Capt Egerton & wife sot off for their jorney to go to see their 
children. 

[November] 

12 I at meeting Booz Whitney preached. 

14 I at Town meeting & Mr W^ Vandue I bought chairs &c. 

[December] 

10 I at meeting 14 persons attended. 

25 had a sit down at Esq'' Whitneys some rain good Christmas had 

great nmnber meet k had turkey. 

29 L Moody came home & 2 httle girls with him T Johnsons & Mr Bigelows girl. 

31 I at meeting not 20 persons there. 

• This sentence is written on the margin. 



296 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[1810, January] 

9 L M Parker came home & was 21 years of age this day. 

15 I went to Cap* Hazens & others & om* wifes had a good set down &c. 

16 I at home Moody came from Leominisr with a party 7 shaes & others 
came. 

22 I at the funeral of Philemon Holdin. 

26 I at Dwights at a great Cort between Esq^ Whitney & John Simonds 
Little snow a Great N^ of Evidences. 

[February] 

12 I at Levi Farnsworth & EH Page Cort. 

16 Daniel Parker came to my house and 

17 I went round with him to Hazens & Da^dds & roimd. 

18 Daniel went to Charlestown. 
24 David Lock stayed all night. 

[March] 
28 Arthur Egerton went off with Nathan Cunmiings down below. 

[AprH] 

3 I went to Francis Vandue at Came back to Hazens stayed aU night. 

9 I at Whitneys I Bought of Aaron Lyon Larkins Foley behind my Barn 
took a deed agreed to Draw off the materials before May. 

11 I along with Lyon & Hazen to help them trade & they did trade. 

12 I drawed timber for Lyons house Stephen Longley drawed the under- 
pining Stone we went about 16 times apeace &c. this 12 day of April 
1810 I with my oxen & Stephen Longley with his oxen at 30 loads drawed 
all the underpining stone & timber from the sellar back of my bam to 
where A Lyon is building.* 

13 I drawed some of the bords & cellar wall. 

14 I drawed stone &c Lyon sellar. 

16 I drawed stone Jam & Jacob M[itchell] helped me drawed all out of 
the sellar about 25 loads. 

18 went to the raising of Hazens Barn. 

23 I agreed with Jonas Livirmore for a piece of land north of my Bam 
diging Stone &c. 

[May] 

3 ... I took a deed of Jonas Livirmore of a piece of land north of my bam 
about J of an acre . . . 

6 no meeting M'^ Whitney poorly Polsey. 

[July] 

4 Thair painting meeting house. 

[August] 

19 I went to the Shaker meeting a great N^ of people sot in to rain. 

[September] 

2 no preaching fine day J^ Paine dead. 

25 I at home a great rain & flood the greatest that ever I saw at this time 
of the year fences carried off & N^ cattle drowned. 

[October] 

4 I went to Muster by Groton river I took dinner with the gen^ field & 

staff officers great N^ of Spectortators. 
11 helped Aaron Lyon draw Mr Whitneys House some. 
14 no preaching I at the funeral of Miss Chaplin M^ Boolard attend it. 

* This sentence is written on the margin. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 297 

[November] 

8 . . . went to Vandue of Gates factory house & grist mill &c. 

22 ... in ye afternoon I attended to hear a N® of evidences Give in their 
Depositions at Esq^^ Longleys conserning Henry Chandler & EU Page 
Brought in Levi Famsworth Name I did not give in the Somonses. 

25 I at meeting Nath' Holden red a sermon. 

29 was Thanksgiving throughout this state I had S^t Longley at night 
super young people had a ball at my house 15 Cople Moses Kezar & 
Liike Holdin managers. 

[December] 

8 Jonas Livirmore buried a Child. 

29 I went to Cap* Hazens carried my wife found him very sick a number 
in to see him in ye afternoon I went again my wife stayed all night 
Hazen very sick. 

30 I went to Hazens carried Whitneys wife fetched home my wife in ye 
afternoon I at meeting Mr Chaplin preached in ye evening I went to 
Hazens Carried Esq^ Whitney found Hazen Dying I left him a little 
before 8 o'clock he Dyed about half after 12 o'clock. 

31 I went to Hazens fetched home Whitneys wife. 

[1811, January*] 

1 I went to Hazens with my wife Hazen's wife was delivered of a fine 
Daughter half after 6 o'clock in the evening on the same Day the Childs 
Father had died Daniel Parker Came from Charlestown & Leonard M 
Parker came from Worcester to the funeral of said Hazen. 

2 I & my family went to the funeral of said Hazen Great Number of 
People M^ Thare attended he was entombed at 4. 

[1812, January] 

4 I meet the selectmen of Westford at Parkers Tavern Groton & agreed to 
leave out to Capt James Lewis widow Fletcher thirds. 

26 my Brother Abijah & his son Leonard W°^ Egerton wife Levi Wilds 
wife came to my house. 

30 Abijah & his son set off for Boston from my house. 

[February] 

15 Brother Abijah, Leonard Tuckerman, John, W^ & Levi Wilds & 
familys went off home for madderson clean off ye d ground. 

22 I at Whitneys meet the selectmen conserning J Livirmores Cattle 
complaint. 

[March] 

1 Boos Whitney preached here Jackson went off gave me a horse whip 
& Lydia a fine trunk. 

6 I went Chehnsford see widow Fletcher came back to Westford stayed 
all night. 

7 I went back to Cap* Keyeses and on to the widow Fletchers and settled with 
her and Cap* Keyes and took a Deed of her and her 4 Dollars in cash 
came to wesford and had the deed acknowledged at osgoods & paid John 
abot for 2 writs & took his receipt & came home. 

17 I gave Joseph Darby a Deed of five acres of land in Leominster. 

22 Mr Robberson preached at Shirley. 

23 Otice Egerton came from Mr Dwights his time out & helped me. 
25 Otice at school & Samuel Hazen at my house. 

31 . . . Mr Wilder fetched one barrel Oil to my house for me & others 
S Longley & W^ Mctush. 

* The diary for January 1811 is written in the almanac for 1810; but the almanac 
for 1811, which probably contained thereat of the diary for 1811, has not been found. 



298 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[April] 

13 snowed Chief of ye day 7 inches. 

14 my daughter Egerton was married to Moses Jones by Rev^ P Whitney 
at my house fine day &c. 

15 Moses Jones took her home by the hand of John Robbins and her goods. 

21 L M went Chariestown in stage. . . . 

[May] 

4 Town meeting . . . voted to build & repair five school Houses. 

18 I sot off for Boston. 

19 I went in to Boston came out took Dinner with Moody & Lincoln 
sot off for home. 

26 was Training to draught 10 men Voted to give each man SIO pr month 
when they march, this night they pooled up my tree I set the Comon 
Ziv, HaU, Stewart, & B &c. 

[June] 

5 Moody fetched me my commission the[y] went to Worcester at 10 
o clock ... 

27 I gave Aaron Lyon a Quit Clame Deed of his house & land and he Gave 
Artimus Longley one. 

[July] 

19 Mj Miles preached finely. 

23 in ye afternoon I went to the funeral of Deacon Hales wife fine warm 
day great maney attended on their hay and & neglected their fast 
worship. 

[August] 

2 Perry at my house Lydia & he went Shakers. 

8 Shirley met this night at Whitneys on republican business. 

10 I went to Concord with six others to a county Convention viz: John 
Egerton Doct'^ Hartwell Cap* Staples NathJ Holdin Stephen Barrett &c 
got home at 11. oclock even parties toryes & americans we meet in the 
Court House about 300 hundred the other party. 

[October] 

2 Abel Phelps & wife at my house. 

9 Reed & Shattuck had a reference at Whitneys Whitney attended to 

14 Lydia went to Boston with Whitney. 

22 I at Widow McClouds Vande I bought the wood lot 7 acres of land 
at $12| and the barn & J of an acre* in the piece where it stands at $15-0 
and 5 chairs & 4 Caggs at $0-68. 

28 I took deed of Joseph Bryant of the barn lot & Lovey Hazen took 
of the wood-lot. 

[November] 

15 Mr Cushing preached & Flagg preached at John Davises. 

26 was thanksgiving throughout the state Little Hill of temple preached 
& did offend many by his words &c. 

[December] 

8 Cap* Keyes & Osgood Parker at my house to see about an action of his 
fathers. 

24 I at Claps Funeral Mr Fhnt pr^d. 

25 I at home in the evening I & my wife at Docf Hartwells took supper 
Esq'^ Whitney & wife also had a fine supper. 

* The land on which the Universalist Church was afterwards built. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 299 

[1814,* January] 

I Esq^ J Jackson went from my house I went to Lancaster Joneses; Lydia 
and Sintha left; Sintha paid Warner Jones. 

7 I at a cort at Whitneys between rev^ Mr Foster & Adams Carried on by 

Sylvester, went against Adams bill of cost &c. 
9 no preaching, Capt Stapels & Capt Treadwell. 
13 I & my wife went to Jam Mr Whitney Mr Harkness Capt Egerton 

Esq'' Longley & their wives took dinner & injoid our selves. 

24 I sot off for Boston James Whitney went with me. 

25 I bought some stores for the winter, rum, shogar. Jinn, &c of Jonas 
Tyler in Charlestown. 

26 was ordanation at Harvard I at home Lydia Perry went. 

[February] 

4 John Egerton Milton Parker McCluer and Wildes & Silvey Egerton at 

my house in ev[ening]. 
16 Lt John Brooks & wife at my house 2 chi^^^ James Harris & wife 

Children passed on Groton. 

18 Milton Parker & McCluer & J Egerton sot off to Madderson with their 
party &c. 

[March] 

9 Lydia went to Deacon Willards Ball Smith went to Widow Longleys by 
Ohvir Page 

II attended the examination of the school Esq^^ Longley Holden & 
others. 

31 I at Cort of Little & Barritt at Whitys Refferees Hoar & Allen Lawyers 
& Prescott. 

[April] 

1 I at Whitneys at the Court of Little & Barritt. 

4 was April meeting I wished for the continuance of a piece of the road by 

the hill below Keazersf the Town did not Grant it. 
30 John Moved Abner Mitchell Goods to John RockwoodsJ with my team. 

[May] 

2 Voted to build school houses voted to hire 6 months preaching 3 Sundays 
in a month. 

3 Training Fairbanks commandes the Comy Cap* Dwight under arest 
McTush Child § lay dead. 

4 was Lecture Mr Fay preached McTush child buried Mr Boolard 
attended. 

19 I attended Vendue at the widow Ivory Longleys I bought about 8 
acres of land Gave $208 dollars took a deed & paid all the money of 
John Swift of MHton. 

[June] 

3 Abner fell in my sellar & went home. 

5 I at school meeting diszolved it without day Capt Treadwell at my 
house over night. 

6 I went to Groton & took the oath of a Justice of the Peace Thomas 
Whitney & Stephen Longley took the same oath at the same time & in- 
stance & returned home safe. 

29 My son Leonard M Parker & his wife came to my house at 6 O. Clock. 

* The almanac containing Parker's diary for 1813 has not been found, 
t In North Shirley. The road referred to is still used as a bypath. 
i In West Groton. 
8 William, son of William and Abigail Mcintosh, aged 4 years. 



300 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[July] 

5 I at Groton at Capt F Dwights Cort Marshall Calls in Groton I gave 
Esq"" Longley writ against Moses Purkins & one against Thos Ranselear* & 
Levi Wait. 

31 Mr Smith Universeler preached a number of people. 

[September] 

6 I sot off for Boston went to Charlestown. 

7 went into Boston back to Charlestown. 

8 I came home took dinner at Concord a meeting by a number of towns 
to see about the times raising men &c. 

14 I at the funeral of old Miss Hazen. 

21 Cap* Moses Treadwell moved off & Lydia his wife to his home in old 
Ipswich.f this 21 day my daughter Lydia Bowes Parker [was married] 
to [Capt. Moses Treadwell] at half after 8 oclock this morning by M' 
Whitney they moved oclock to old Ipswich. 

22 I at home my daughter Whitney very very sick. Great trouble in the 
Country Town meeting this day settled about the School Houses 
ministers &c. 

23 training & souldiers marching &c. 

26 a great meeting at Esq'^ Longleys to see about people traveling on the 
Sabbath nine towns viz Groton Pepperell Harvard Lancaster Bolton 
Townshend Lunenburgh &c. 

28 wid^ Mill husked. 

[October] 

11 I at Vandue Jonas Livirmore I bought an old saddle & 5 Barrels & 

meet Tub. 
26 Jonas Livirmore moved off from his house to go to the ohio Country & 

W^ Warren. 
31 Mr Dean preached a Lecture & s[ermon] a Universal preacher & he 

preached Terror; this night the middle school House was sold to the 

North middle Class for $62. 

[November] 

5 I at Whitneys arbatration between Lunt Fairbank & Hamon about burn- 
ing land. 

7 Esq'* Joshua Longley died about one o.clock Very Suddin soposed the 
Cramp in the stomach, the Town voted Not to let the Universalist 
Society have the Use of the Meeting House. 

9 they moved the School House from the middle down on the turnpike by 
old Jennersons Wallis & others. 

10 I at the funeral of Esq^ Joshua Longley, great Number of people; Mr 
Bascomb preached a sermon from Psalms XL 6 verse, be still & know 
that I am God &c. 

11 I had my aged mother & my daughter Abigail Prescott Parker dug up 
and put in my tomb, by Moses Jenerson. 

16 I set off for Boston took 2 Deed stopt at Concord at Kyeses put up 
at Charlestown a L M PJ he gone to portland on a Cort Marshall. 

28 I bought some Cramburys of Abijah Nutting paid him Cash at the 
funi Phinehas Holdin a Number of people. 

[December] 

7^1 went to Doct' Hartwells to see Benj Washburn; Egerton married, Mr 
Whitney Esq^ Egerton & our wifes Blank &c. . . . 

* A negro. 

t The remaining words of this entry are written on the margin. 

j ^Leonard Moody Parker. 



1916] Diary of James Parker 301 

[1818,* January] 

3 Doct' Smith Came to my house put a plaster on my wife. 

4 I went to south meeting, f 

5 I at the Vandue of John Davis I bought a piece of land & several other 
little matters. 

12 I at the Vandue of John Hart". 

15 I at Longley's mill meeting at Edes of the Universal society & signed 

25 I did not go to meeting Tolman gone. 

[February] 

I I at south meeting. 

10 I at the Vandue of Dwights lands at putmonds. 

25 I at home, the slays run swift, Great Com^y at Stephen Longleys. 

[March] 

3 I at the Vandue at Putmans at the selling of Silas Browns furniture & 
others &c great thaw Stapels Bridge, J Rockwoods§ took off by the 
flood & others great damage. 

5 I had Company to dinner viz Esq"* Egerton Docf^ Hartwell Capt Parker 
Esq'^ Whitney Majf Longley Mr Wood Mr Killum Lovey Hazen & wives 
took dinner went off at sundown. 

8 I at South meeting. 

12 My copper shop|| was burnt to ashes about 9 o'clock evs. 

18 Abraham Simonds fetched me home my cow he has had almost ten years. 

19 I at Davises to see about my deed & receipt [?] I at my Smith lot to see 
the distruction of [shop] 

[April] 

18 I at the Vandue of the letting out of Stapels Bridge at Whitneys. 

29 I at the shoe of the ellafant at Whitneys great N® of people at the shoe. 

[May] 

15 I was called on to try a Cause for stealing a watch from Benj* Edes 
soposed by one William Hamelton said Hamelton [held] over June Cort 
for want of Bondsman sent to goal & Carried by S Longley & putman. 

19 I at groton at a reference between Judge Prescott & Sam Bancroft wife 
I was somoned as evidence. 

[June] 

4 in ye afternoon I at the funeral of Pratt girl at the paper mill. 

8 two men with rags drove into my barn & shed. 

18 Capt Treadwell & wife came. 

[July] 

II Cynthia Jones came to my house & married. 

[August] 
27 I at the funeral of the widow Deacon Longley. 

[September] 

21 Sam Wood brought me & S^ Longley a somons for Cap* Putnam for hops 
I took from John Walker. 

[October] 

7 I went to Groton Muster Carried M^ Wood a great No of People. 

* The almanacs containing Parker's diary for 1815, 1816, and 1817 have not been 
found. 

t The Universalist meeting. 

Between Ayer and Shirley. 

At West Groton. 
[| On the Great Road. 



302 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[November] 

17 I at the funeral of Thomas Hammond. 

23 I at shootings at Edes. 

[December] 

1 I at the fmieral of Capt Edward Staples great N^ of people he laid in 

my Tomb. 
31 I at the Vandue at Hammons I bot several articles. 

[1820,* January] 

3 Mrs Dunn buried. 

12 I at the Vandue at Joseph Longley. 

13 I went to Vandue at s^ Longley s as much 30 articles in both days. 

19 I at Whitneys 2 negros tryed for steaHn goods from Hopkinton & 
Sentenced by Esq'^ Longley to Give Bonds or committed; they ware com- 
mitted to Concord. 

24 Doct'^ Hartwell Came to John Newell left some phisick he dropsical. 

26 I at the Vandue of the Rev Mr Whit^ great many articles sold I 
bought little. 

27 I at the Vandue at the old Ministers I bought N° articles chist draws 
2 chairs chaney &c. 

[February] 

4 I at home John very sick. 

5 John Newell died this morning about 4 o'clock my son & Miss Whitney 
watched with him.f 58 years 10 months 5 days lived with me 24 years. 

6 J N was entombed carried into the meeting house a prayer made by 
Mr. Boolard Bearers Porter, G Farnsworth Olivir Page & son, Esta- 

brook, Daniel Dodge, Brown; I, Jam, Whitney, Longley, David, 

Lovey & others followed as mourners, some grandchildren. 

15 I at the Vandue at Edes I bot No articles. 

[March] 

14 Josiah Hazen wife moved out of my Zweir house. 

[April] 

4 I at Frost farm Maj Longley & John Walker to view the dammages dun 
meet at my house to sittle with John Priest as reffereese and we did settle 
I took his note Reuben Sweirs moved into my Frost house to carry it on. 

5 I sent J Hazen home with his father. 

14 I at Mulpus farm measured off ^ acre I sold this day Asa Lakin 
came to work for me Francis went home to go to Concord to see his 
brot